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A Day of Ice Climbing in Ouray Ice Park, Colorado

Follow IFMGA-certified guide Jayson to the Rocky Mountains and enjoy an ice climbing program in the beautiful and popular Ouray Ice Park near Silverton, Colorado.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover one of the most popular ice climbing destinations in Colorado.

  • Learn valuable techniques and skills from a certified expert guide.

  • Admire the unique and renowned beauty of the Colorado Rockies.


Explore the ice climbing paradise of Ouray, Colorado, on a personalized trip in the amazing Rocky Mountains! Take part in a guided program that boasts unparalleled views, challenging and thrilling ascents, and the most fun you can possibly have while developing your ice climbing skills!

Ouray is the ultimate destination for ice climbing. Mountaineers from across the globe flock to the pristine conditions and pure ice flows that are only generated in the Rocky Mountains. The mountain communities of Colorado are designed to accommodate these sports enthusiasts, and no one does ice climbing better than Ouray Ice Park.

Located just outside of Silverton, the friendly community of Ouray constantly provides the ultimate climbing experience. This program features unbelievable conditions, a plethora of routes, and an inspiring downtown culture that motivates you to return to the ice again and again. It provides unequaled access to arguably the world’s best lines for single-day outings to more sustained backcountry excursions.

We will focus on your personal goals to sculpt the best program for you. I am dedicated to instilling a passion for climbing regardless of your experience. You can explore the sport of ice climbing with simple ascents, or we can dive into the backcountry and seek out some heart-pumping objectives in the surrounding backcountry. The choice is yours!

Backcountry adventurers can expect great climbs in the Skylight Area. The San Juan Mountains just outside of Ouray have an infinite number of remote hidden gems that are begging to be explored. If you want to immerse yourself in the Rockies, I can most definitely accommodate.

The cherry on top is the mountain culture of Ouray. The community is tailored to the mountain experience, thus enhancing a day of climbing. After a morning on the ice, you can head downtown and warm up with a trip to the hot springs. You can unwind in the evening with an espresso or Colorado chocolate. This energetic location offers an unforgettable and all-encompassing vacation that will certainly keep you coming back as often as possible.

There are several great ice climbs and ascents for everyone, so all climbers are welcome. The only requirement is a desire to have a blast and to enjoy an afternoon of ice climbing unlike anything you have experienced before.

Ouray and the surrounding region and communities are magical, and I can share this magic in a safe and enriching program. I will design a program for you that will be as memorable as it is fascinating, and you will leave the ice park feeling like a local.

Book this amazing ice climbing program and understand why Ouray and its Rocky Mountain backcountry are so spectacular!

We could also try the more remote area of Lake City for an ice climbing program. There is also phenomenal backcountry skiing at Crested Butte!

More info

If you are interested in a multi-day program, let me know and we can create a great trip just for you.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we will set up a meeting point.


About the guide

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I am the owner of Lotus Alpine Adventures and have a long career in the guiding industry. I started out working in Outdoor Education in Colorado, where I also received a degree in Outdoor Education from Ithaca College.

From 2007 to 2014, I owned and operated Crested Butte Mountain Guides. Throughout those years, I also worked through the AMGA training curriculum and eventually became the 95th American to obtain IFMGA certification, the most rigorous international certification available in the industry.

Throughout my career, I have worked for and built partnerships with many of the main mountain guiding agencies in the US and it is thanks to these partnerships that Lotus Alpine Adventures can now offer programs in very varied spots across the US, including: Crested Butte, Boulder and Eldorado Canyon in Colorado; Moab and Castle Valley in Utah; Red Rocks in Nevada; Valdez in Alaska; Jackson Hole in Wyoming; and the Cascades of Washington.

All of my experience and expertise ultimately results in a truly professional guiding service and a great trip experience for you and your group, regardless of your level or activity.

The world´s mountain ranges are not only our playground but also our office and our classroom. Let us guide you and share with you some truly unforgettable moments!

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 387 each

Group of 2

USD 284 each

Group of 3

USD 232 each

Group of 4

USD 191 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The prices listed are per person, per day. The price includes the guiding fee. Technical gear is available for rent at an additional cost.

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