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“Beautiful and offers various challenging climbs”
Review of Ouray Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park
Ranked #17 of 35 things to do in Ouray
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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!
Reviewed 13 January 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
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Reviewed 8 January 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 a great time. There were a lot of climbers in the Canyon but I would not say it was overly crowded. The ice in the bottom of the Canyon is also in good shape for belaying. There is some open water in the bottom of the School Room but it is not a problem. This is s fantastic free park. I would encourage you to buy a membership to help support the park.

Thank eichsttl
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Reviewed 28 December 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 waterfall with a pick and rope. If you like watching and admiring folks who can do this, you will have fun too! I could not try to climb, but truly admired a young lady with a prosthetic leg climbing the frozen wall of this canyon. Yes she made it to the top with only one leg. Truly admirable. Stop by and plan to be amazed. Annual Ice Festival in January will draw 15,000 people. I can't imagine the crowd that enjoys these amazing athletes.

Thank BearGuy60
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Reviewed 14 September 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
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

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