The Ouray Ice Park is a human made ice climbing park built and operated in a spectacular natural gorge within walking distance of the City of Ouray, Colorado. It is a free, public park that is home to more than 100 named ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-minute walk from the Park entrance.
Beginning in November, Ice Farmers spray water down the canyon walls of the Uncompahgre Gorge resulting in the creation of awe-inspiring walls of ice. With the utilization of overflow water from the City of Ouray and more than 250 sprinklers, the Ice Farmers diligently work to bring both adventure and tranquility to those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Within a one mile span of the Uncompahgre Gorge the Ouray Ice Park contains over 100 man made ice and mixed climbs, 11 distinct climbing areas, and three miles of vertical terrain. Since its inception more than two decades ago, the Ouray Ice Park has become a premier destination for climbers, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.