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Ouray Ice Park

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First visit and first time climbing 100 feet on an ICE wall. An existential experience to say the... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
The Springs
Best place in the west to climb ice.

Where else can you find this much easily accessed ice? Coming from Arizona the Ouray Ice Park is... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
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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...more
280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4288
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

No, we did not ice climb. In fact it was April so there was no ice, but I definitely would like to see this place in the Winter. We have never seen an ice park before. It sits in a dramatic gorge and has pipes...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed February 20, 2018

First visit and first time climbing 100 feet on an ICE wall. An existential experience to say the least and plan on returning in the years ahead.

Thank hikingforreal
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Where else can you find this much easily accessed ice? Coming from Arizona the Ouray Ice Park is the best place to learn how to climb ice.

Thank MtnDanAz
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This park is amazing! There are many different climbs offered based on ability. It's first come first served for where you get to climb, so get there early. I can't wait to do this again.

Thank Troy H
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I climbed here with a group of friends over Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the first week of January. We climbed in the New Funtier, South Park and the School Room. The ice was in great shape. We climbed WI2 to WI5 routes. We had...More

Thank eichsttl
Reviewed December 27, 2017

This is a fun activity for the adventurous and active as well as the couch potato, well kind of anyway. If you are the type of person who wants a massive work out and has upper body strength, try a tour/lesson on climbing a frozen...More

Thank BearGuy60
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We hiked the observation decks around the ice park . Gorgeous views of the canyon. Can't wait to come see the climbers this winter .

Thank skgcdl
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Beautiful viewing and climbing. Stunning ice falls available for climbing and are the backbone of ice week climbing competition.

1  Thank kmreeves7
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Ouray Ice Park is an extraordinary resource. It is to ice climbing what the best indoor gyms are to rock climbing. The abundance of routes at every level of climbing provides new comers and experienced climbers alike an amazing venue to learn and practice...More

1  Thank AtlantaRes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The Ouray Ice Park is a fantastic place to climb. You can walk from many local hotels to the park. There are about 200 names routes. The new concrete anchors in the New Funtier and South Park are a huge improvement. There is a wide...More

1  Thank eichsttl
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