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Ouray Ice Park

Address: P.O. Box 1058, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4288
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Ranked #11 of 24 things to do in Ouray
Type: Sports complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was opened in 1995 as the...
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Type: Sports complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was opened in 1995 as the world's first park devoted exclusively to the sport of ice climbing. Climbing in the park is free. A small band of volunteers developed the Park utilizing a unique set of assets found perhaps only in Ouray. Come learn how to Ice Climb in the best Ice Climbing Park in the world!

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Jeanerette, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This ice park encourages ice climbers by creating waterfalls down the cliffs not very far from town. The day we went the girls were featured. The students and others tie ropes to trees and repel down the ice cascade until they are at the bottom. Then they use their equipment of shoes and picks to pull themselves back up to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had never done ice climbing before, and it was a lot of fun! The park and people are awesome there.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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349 reviews 349 reviews
150 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We climbed in and out of the park for two days and I was able to do about 15-20 routes. I was with a pretty experienced group so they pushed me and pretty hard. We ended up in the park doing South Park, School Room, Scottish Gullies and 5-Fingers. I would say anyone who is an average outdoor climber will... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Ouray Ice Park is an awesome place for ice climbers of every ability. It is free, but they do ask that you join as a member on their web site. It is only $40 for a basic membership and it gives you many discounts. World class ice here with visitors from all over the USA and the world. It... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Perfect for learning to climb or pushing your skills. Such a beautiful location and just loved every moment.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a great idea. There is some really good ice in the park, good people as well, but for me it is too reminiscent of a gym. I prefer the solitude of the backcountry ice around Ouray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is the only official "ice park" in the US. A must see!! The canyon ice walls are absolutely astonishing.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great place to experience ice climbing for the first time, but there are plenty of routes to keep you interested no matter what your skill level is. There's a festival every January, with clinics and competitions and the best ice climbers around. Whenever you go it's an unforgettable experience!

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I planned a trip to Ouray, Colorado in January to try ice climbing for the very first time. We had no idea what to expect and were a little nervous about what we were getting ourselves into. We booked a 2 day ice climbing course with RMI They were great! They provided their expertise and all technical... More 

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hiked the Perimeter Trail and viewed the ice park. No ice at this time of the year. But this looks like a great place for ice climbing.

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