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Ouray Ice Park, Ouray

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The Ouray Ice Park was officially organized in 1992. Many of the ice routes are natural and existed long before the park's inception. Now, most ice is created by using a robust, extensive irrigation system that ensures vast amounts of frozen waterfalls along the nearly mile long Uncompahgre River Gorge.

The Park was established and is maintained by a small, seasonal staff and an enthusiastic volunteer work force. It is a qualified 401(c)(3) non-profit corporation that includes seven board members and an Executive Director. The Ice Park is able to operate and expand climbable terrain through the generous support of annual membership donations, corporate sponsorships, and funds raised by the annual Ouray Ice Festival.

The typical ice climbing season run from mid-December through April 1st.
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  • Where else can you find this much easily accessed ice? Coming from Arizona the Ouray Ice Park is the best place to learn how to climb ice.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • We love the ice park. We try and go 3 times a week and are going to start going forward back forward to get the most out of it. It is amazing the transformation of the ice in such a short time. We haven't lived here very long but we are loving all of the trails in our area.
  • What a unique place, January through March! Great place to walk around and take pix.
  • I will never take for granted the lessons and experiences I have had here. Truly a wonderful ice playground.
  • Beautiful stop if your in Ouray during the winter season. Man made icicles in a tight rock canyon where you can watch people climbing up the ice. Lessons were available it appeared if you were interested in learning.
  • This is a great hike to get acclimated to the area. It’s 1.9 miles and it has some great photo opportunities. My husband and I try to do this one forward and backward so we double it. We can’t wait to see how the ice changes from day to day.
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