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Address: 280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
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+1 970-325-4288
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Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was...

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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Frozen Beauty

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 new skills on. The ice park tends to be crowded on weekends and during holiday... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Ridgway, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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... More 

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Longview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Monument, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

It appears to be some slight changes with the City of Ouray taking over this park. Water through the canyon appears to be running more freely versus the previous years. Previous years the creek was more frozen. We had to use Park placed wood planks (2x10’s) to cross back and forth from one side to the other. Some planks looked... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

There is absolutely no place in the world (that I know of) that even comes close to what the Ouray Ice Park offers in the way of technical ice climbing. Just call it the 'Land of Frozen Waterfalls', all courtesy of leaking pipes many years ago and a creative group of climbers... if you want to learn to ice climb,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 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 the routes are well-crafted and well-maintained. There are plenty of options for those just getting... More 

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