Welcome to the Ouray Ice Park!
The Ouray Ice Park (the Park) is a man made ice climbing venue operated in a spectacular natural gorge within walking distance of Ouray, CO. It is home to more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-minute walk of the Park entrance. The Park and its infrastructure are jointly owned and managed by the City of Ouray, the nonprofit Ouray Ice Park, Inc. (OIPI), and a mix of other private and public landowners.
Despite the high cost of its maintenance, the Park remains free and open for public use. In over 20 years of operation, it has become one of the premier ice climbing venues in the world. Learn more about Ouray Ice Park “Ice Farmers” and the amazing work they do.
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The Ouray Ice Park is proud to be a part of the ColordoGives.org network. ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. The 2014 Colorado Gives Day is December 9, 2014. Please consider a donation to the nonprofit Ouray Ice Park on Colorado Gives Day or at any time at:
Get Your Axe in Gear!
The Ouray Ice Park is currently CLOSED. We are making good ice out there but unseasonably mild weather in late November and early December has us playing catch-up. We will announce an opening date as soon as the Park is ready. Keep up with the latest conditions at the Ouray Ice Park. Keep up with the latest Ouray backcountry ice climbing conditions here.
The 2015 Ouray Ice Festival, sponsored by Asolo USA is scheduled for January 8-11, 2015. It’s our 20th anniversary!!! Check out our new Ouray Ice Festival All Access Pass.
2015 Ouray Ice Festival Clinic registration is now open. Better hurry – clinic slots are filling fast!
Please help us keep the Ouray Ice Park FREE by becoming a Ouray Ice Park member today!
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Bringing a group to the Ouray Ice Park? Check out our Group Registration Procedure.