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A scenic and peaceful winter adventure

Ouray and Lake City have developed their own ice parks as a global destination for ice enthusiasts. These user-friendly parks feature ice routes for all abilities and levels. Whether learning ice-climbing basics or taking a step further with a multi-day, intensive teaching progression to improve skills and climbing efficiency, Irwin Guides will curate a fun and safe experience with professional guides. 


  • A professional & knowledgeable guide
  • All technical ice climbing gear needed
  • A detailed packing list provided upon reservations



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Photographer Add-on

Let us capture your memories so you can focus on your adventure! A photographer is $675 per trip and based on availability. Please let the Irwin Guide’s office know 48hrs before your trip if you would like to add this to your reservation.

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¹ Travel & overnight fee may apply

Tour Details

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Ice climbing excursions are held at Lake City Ice Park and Ouray Ice Park.

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Both The Ouray Ice Park and The Lake City Ice Park are about a 2-hour drive from Crested Butte. 

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Routes range from beginner, easier climbs to difficult and long, multi-pitch ice climbs.

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Family Friendly

 With a range in difficulty of pitches, this is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. 



Three specialized trip options for those looking to get the most out of their experience: Intro to Ice Climbing, Women’s Intro to Ice Climbing, and Learn to Lead. Inquire about pricing.

A new way to enjoy winter

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