We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
Stunning views even when there’s no ice

Park is at the south end of town shortly before the entrance to Box Camyon Falls. Observation... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
chitownsam
,
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful

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

Reviewed 21 February 2018
hikingforreal
,
The Springs
Read all 71 reviews
  
Reviews (71)
Filter reviews
71 results
Traveller rating
61
6
3
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
61
6
3
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews school room frozen waterfall rock walls learn how climbers rope spectator canyon lesson spray
Filter
Updating list...
10 - 15 of 71 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 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 range of difficulties to the routes so there is something for beginners to experts. The Park is totally free to the public but please purchase an Ice Park Membership to help support this fantastic facility.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank eichsttl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2016

There's nothing in the world like it! Where else can you find yourself rappelling off an icy cliff and then climb yourself out of a steep ice canyon? The Ouray Ice Park is free thanks to local businesses and its members. If you visit consider buying the membership to help keep this attraction in action!

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Elizabeth R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 October 2016

There aren't many (if any) better places to work on your ice climbing in the world. Sure, there will be plenty of people around, and it's not backcountry, but the volume of awesome climbing to be had with essentially no approach is hard to be. Beers and a good meal are only a few minutes away after climbing.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Brian Q
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't come! It's way too dangerous! Well, that didn't work: this place is becoming VERY popular over the winter, and when you come (yes, you will) you'll see why. A team of Ice Farmers works from October until March to make sure the OIP has the highest quantity of totally _itchin' ice features to climb...in America (on darn; now I've done it). If you like ice climbing (it's really scary), or are even curious (which, as we all know, killed the cat), this is the place. It's amazing, especially in the coldest, darkest part of winter. Oh yeah; you'll be standing around for hours in ice and snow, belaying your slow-as friend, so bring about a hundred layers plus electric socks. Bring a spare pair for me! Why do people do this? It's insane. It drives people to drink...beer.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank JoJoBoHo5656
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Twice I've been to the park and even as a novice climber it's fantastic. Hook up with a guide service, (San Juan Mountain Guides), and take in even a half day private trip. The scenery is other-worldly and a blast to be in the middle of. First rate, free public access fun.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Steven D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews