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Review of Ouray Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park
Ranked #19 of 35 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!
Summerville, SC
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2009

There is a very large parking lot (which overlooks the town) then it is a short walk to the viewing area. This place is set up great with metal viewing areas that extend out over the canyon. You can sit and watch ice climbers climbing up the frozen ice falls.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Give it a try!!!!”
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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