Many people consider Ouray, Colorado to be the Ice Climbing Mecca in the United States. It’s well known for it’s impressive and challenging climbs and commitment to the ice climbing crowd. They even have an annual ice climbing festival.
The article obvioiusly highlights the ice climbing aspects, but is also quick to point out that Ouray isn’t just about that. There is plenty to do in the warmer months, with rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking all being popular activities. But lets face it the Ice Park is the attraction in the Winter. The park was built back in 1995 and has more than 150 shower heads that spray water out over the Uncompahgre Gorge creating a mile long section to climb.
I’ve never been to Ouray, but the place looks gorgeous. Perhaps I need to make a visit to the area, even though I’ve never done any ice climbing. The scenery is beautiful and there seems to be a ton of things to do outdoors, all of which sounds great to me.
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