The Ouray Ice Park is well known for the world-class ice climbing in the Winter, and the annual Ouray Ice Festival. Another great thing about the Ice Park is the hike you can take around the Ouray Ice Park Loop. You can either choose to walk from the post office or drive. If you are driving to the trailhead it will take you a little over an hour, and if you are walking from Downtown Ouray it will take about 2 hours. This hike will have a variety of walking, unusual perspectives, and a good feel for the Uncompahgre Gorge, the old city water pipeline path and the more modern constructions built for the growing international ice climbing routes. Either way, you will get there by going up Main Street (going south), it will turn into the highway and you will continue going as it curves right. At the next switchback, you will turn right onto County Rd 361 which will be marked as Yankee Boy Basin and Camp Bird. Keep going past the turn-off for Box Canyon Falls. If you chose to drive you will park on the left at the next corner. You will look for the Ice Park Trail sign just on the left bank just before the concrete bridge. The trail may be difficult to spot. Look for stacked rocks and little orange flags. You will then arrive at the sign-in box and there will be a good map to grab in order to help you navigate the trail. The Ouray Ice Park is truly amazing. It’s one of the things that makes Real Estate in Ouray exciting, and as Ouray Realtors, we highly recommend putting the Ice Park Loop hike, and Ouray Ice Festival on your list.