As if the opportunities for a variety of winter sports in the area were not enough, Ouray is ranked as one of the most popular locations in the world for ice climbing. Not only do the surrounding mountains provide numerous spectacular ice-climbing routes, Ouray has the first ice-climbing park in the U.S. where a mile of farmed ice is available only a two-block walk from the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs and free to all who enjoy this unique sport.
Membership is extremely important to the park. As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, supports from those who enjoy the park is necessary to maintain and operate more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-minute walk of the Park entrance, and keep it free.
The canyon holds a beauty and majesty in crisp ice reflecting every color of the rainbow, yet she can chill you to the bone, and nothing takes the bite of cold away like our tubs! With temperatures ranging from 103* F to 108* F, a 15 minute soak will soothe away the winter chill and rejuvenate you for an evening of relaxation in this beautiful little mountain town.
As always, members of the Ice Park receive discounts all over town. From restaurants and shops on Main Street, to specials on gear and equipment, to spectacular savings at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray is the premier place this season for some spectacular times both on and off the ice!
The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is an avid supporter of the Ouray Ice Park. Give us a call and let us help you to plan your next escape to Ouray!