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Ouray Ice Park

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280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4288
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Everything I wanted it to be and more

We had been daydreaming of going to the Ouray Ice Park for a few years now and finally made our way... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2016
Mtaylor16
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London, United Kingdom
Awesome adventure park!

Having finally booked a trip to Ouray after 10 years of reading about it, we bit the bullet and... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2016
Cairngorm F
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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 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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  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had been daydreaming of going to the Ouray Ice Park for a few years now and finally made our way out for the week of New Year's. After such a wait, we were not at all disappointed. It is a stunningly beautiful area and...More

Thank Mtaylor16
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Having finally booked a trip to Ouray after 10 years of reading about it, we bit the bullet and travelled from Scotland. We absolutely loved our 10 day visit and managed to climb every day. The Park itself is a paradise for ice climbers and...More

Thank Cairngorm F
Reviewed January 10, 2016

This place is wicked cool! The staff does a great job at building a world class outdoor ice climbing area, and it's totally free!

Thank Rob M
Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is the most amazing resource for aspiring and experienced ice climbers. Dozens of climbs with a wide range of difficulty, and incredibly easy access right out of town. It's like a massive playground with all of the coolest toys. Great place to take newbies...More

Thank New2ABQ
Reviewed October 21, 2015

This has been added in recent years and is a spectacular place for ice climbing. You need to get there early in the day to get the best routes, but there are plenty of routes to choose from with everything from easy (just outside the...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Love this place. My wife and I have been coming here twice every winter for the last 12 years. Tons of climbing, although it can still get really crowded even with over a mile of ice to climb. Avoid weekends if at all possible or...More

2  Thank Bryan P
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...More

Thank Peteribb
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.

Thank Lori Y
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....More

Thank Joyce B
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.

Thank TWill1989
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