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Climbing & Canyoning

If you're an avid climber or canyoneer looking for your next adventure, look no further than Ridgway, Colorado. With its stunning natural beauty and diverse terrain, Ridgway offers some of the best climbing and canyoning experiences in the United States.
  • Published: Apr 1, 2023
  • By: Chamber Staff
  • Edited: Apr 13, 2023
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One of the most popular spots for climbers in Ridgway is the Ouray Ice Park. This unique park offers climbers the opportunity to scale frozen waterfalls and ice formations, providing a truly unique and thrilling experience. With over 200 routes and climbs ranging from beginner to expert, the Ouray Ice Park is the perfect destination for climbers of all skill levels.

For those who prefer to explore canyons and gorges, Ridgway also offers a number of exciting canyoning opportunities. The Uncompahgre Gorge, located just outside of Ridgway, offers an incredible canyoning experience. With narrow passages, steep drops, and challenging obstacles, the Uncompahgre Gorge is not for the faint of heart. But for those up to the challenge, it offers a thrilling and unforgettable adventure.

Ridgway is also home to a number of rock climbing areas, including the beautiful and rugged San Juan Mountains. The area offers a range of climbing experiences, from traditional multi-pitch climbs to sport climbs and bouldering. Some popular rock climbing spots include the Yankee Boy Basin and the Box Canyon.

Whether you're an experienced climber or canyoneer or a beginner looking to try something new, Ridgway has something for everyone. With its beautiful natural scenery and challenging climbs and canyons, it's no wonder that Ridgway is becoming one of the most popular climbing and canyoning destinations in the country. So pack your gear, head to Ridgway, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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