If you're fit and gutsy, sign up for instruction and try the climb too. Colorado’s ice climbing capital, Ouray boasts the world’s first official ice park, where frozen waterfalls offer up a new challenge to even the most experienced mountain climbers. Not for the faint-hearted, ice climbing requires training and endurance, as well as specialized equipment including ice axes, front-point crampons and layers of warm clothing.

For additional peace of mind while exploring remote areas or undertaking challenging activities, consider purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card.

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