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Review of Ouray Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park
Ranked #18 of 36 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 7 September 2005

This is a unique experience for Ice-Climbing. Get up, walk out of your hotel room and within 15 minutes you can be climbing on ice. Most, if not all of the routes can be top-roped, making even a difficult climb attemptable by a beginneer (like me). I did not hire a guide, by brother and his climbing partner are expert climbers, and we had a great time. I have done this trip twice, but it was the first time for my husband. There are guides available in town and most of them will give beginners lessons and rent equipment. It is advisable to purchase plastic boots however. You will be more comfortable in them. (If you are the type of person who enjoys ice-climbing you will find other uses for your plastic boots.)

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