The Ouray Ice Park is a human made ice climbing venue operated in a spectacular natural gorge within walking distance of the City of Ouray, Colorado. 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. 

The Ouray Ice Park is currently open for the season until mid-late March (weather dependent). Climbing hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For updated conditions please visit the conditions page or follow us on Facebook.


Park Information

Whether you’re here to enjoy an epic day of climbing with friends, learn a new sport or push your limits, the Ouray Ice Park has something for everyone.

Visit Ouray

For those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you will be astounded by Ouray’s tranquility, exceptional beauty and world class outdoor recreation!

Support Us

As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, your support is extremely important to us. Please help us to maintain and operate this incredible resource.