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Address: 280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4288
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Activities: Rock climbing
Description: Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park...
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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The best place in the world to learn how to climb steep ice.

It gets busy but that is for a reason. Climbing on steep ice can initially be a frightening undertaking, it takes time and practice to get the required skills. The beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It gets busy but that is for a reason. Climbing on steep ice can initially be a frightening undertaking, it takes time and practice to get the required skills. The beauty of the Ice Park is that you can top rope to your hearts content and so acquire those skills with a relative degree of safety. (it's still climbing though,... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is a must see/must do whether you climb or not. But beware, weekends are busy! Go with guide for sure.

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Jeanerette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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