We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number:
+1 970-325-4288
Website
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Casual ice climbing

Easy ice climbing with hero ice. It was warm and the ice was plastic. Very little dinner plating, and I found the climbing wet and easy, even though it was my first ice climbing... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2014
dkoka
,
Austin, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 63: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Easy ice climbing with hero ice. It was warm and the ice was plastic. Very little dinner plating, and I found the climbing wet and easy, even though it was my first ice climbing trip of the year. The screws went in and out easily. We mostly top roped as you walk along the top and lower into the canyon.... More 

Helpful?
Thank dkoka
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Was here for the Annual Ice Climbing Festival never have done it before and will do it again. To putting on all the gear and climb straight up a wall words cannot not describe the feeling. To the snow on the mountains and the trees and such wonderful people. Nice quiet town with a lot to offer and the million... More 

Helpful?
Thank JEDATA
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

EASY access to a HUGE VARIETY of ice climbing. Plenty of choices from top-roping to lead to mixed climbing. Great resource!

Helpful?
Thank New2ABQ
Colorado
Level Contributor
115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

A short walk from the road are some fantastic views of the Ice Park. I am not interested in climbing it but enjoyed looking at the beautiful icicles and ice formations. Gorgeous to look at.

Helpful?
1 Thank CEThigpen80132
Ouray
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I was there this past winter the weekend after Ice Fest, and it was so crowded I couldn't believe it. An ice farmer said there were five hundred people in the park. They have over promoted the ice park, so now it seems very crowded.

Helpful?
Thank Jamie J
Kelowna
Level Contributor
84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Just to see the people climbing is such fun and it's a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Be sure to be properly dressed, as it is cool with all the ice.

Helpful?
Thank Robert M
Monument, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

It was anew experience to see ice climbers. We talked to a number of the climbers and many were from other parts of the USA. It was fun to watch them climb up the ice and then head back down. The frozen ice falls were pretty to look at, with a blue hue to them.

Helpful?
Thank Jan117Baragar
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Wanted to watch the ice climbers where we could easily see without wading through ice & snow ourselves. Very hard. If you're climbing it looked great.

Helpful?
Thank Linda S
Bethesda MD
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We took a two day Intro to Ice Climbing class here and had a simply awesome experience. The park is very well managed and the "ice farmers" (new term for us) create an entire canyon of ice. It is worth seeing even if you don't ice climb. We went with San Juan Mountain Guides. They did a great job and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MDDive
Park City, Utah
Level Contributor
139 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Having never done this sport but having it high on my bucket list, I went for it and booked an ice climbing trip. Knowing this was THE place to do it, I had no idea what I was getting into. I booked my trip with Mountain Madness and crossed my fingers it would all turn out well. The guide met... More 

Helpful?
Thank MalbuMom

Been to Ouray Ice Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ouray Ice Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?