As the temperatures in Ouray drop, it usually means the Ouray Ice Park is getting ready to open its doors once again. You may have some degree of familiarity with this longtime, free attraction that draws amateur and professional ice climbers from various parts of the world. Last year, the park celebrated 25 years of entertaining locals and tourists and in 2020, it is scheduled to on December 19th. For those eager to experience Ouray Ice Park, there are several things worth knowing before visiting the longtime local favorite.
The gear necessary to go ice climbing at the park is typically not provided so you may need to bring some of the essentials. However, there are local guides that can prove invaluable in helping you understand which areas of climbing are better suited to your level of expertise.
Despite being around for more than two decades and counting, did you know Ouray Ice Park is never the same twice? Using the skills of ice farmers as well as volunteers, these individuals make the flows which then become the climbing walls, water runoff from the city. Therefore, every year, ice climbs are always a unique experience.
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