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Address: 280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: +1 970-325-4288

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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This place is a GEM!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Elizabeth R
Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Brian Q
Ridgway, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank JoJoBoHo5656
Longview, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Steven D
Monument, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Larry P
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank DanM320
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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 

Thank Mtaylor16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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 there is something for everyone from beginners to the more advanced technical climber. The Park... More 

Thank Cairngorm F
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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 and curious experimentalists, and for endurance training. Tons of established bolts and pads for top-roping,... More 

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