Ouray Ice Park

One of the premier ice and mixed climbing venues in the world! Human made ice features are formed in a spectacular natural gorge within walking distance of Ouray, Colorado. It is home to more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, most within a 15-minute walk of the park entrance.


  • Guidebook: Ouray Ice Park Guide, 3rd ed. by Vince Anderson and Cindy Williams (Vince Anderson 2008).
  • Guidebook: Colorado Ice, Vol. 1, 2nd ed. by Jack Roberts (Polar Star Publishing 2005).
  • For climbs in the backcountry near Ouray but outside of the ice park, see our Ouray route/place.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Water Ice
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Land Manager: Ouray Ice Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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