-Colorado lodge, located in southwest Colorado, offers convenient, comfortable stay for ice climbers-
Ouray, Colorado – It’s nearly ice climbing season in Ouray, Colo., a.k.a. “Switzerland of America.” One of the most unique ice climbing destinations in the country is the Ouray Ice Park, located just steps from the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. To sweeten the deal, those who purchase an Ice Park membership receive a 20-percent discount on lodging at Box Canyon. Spend a day on the ice, then warm up with the friendly service and the 108-degree on-site natural hot springs hot tubs at the Box Canyon Lodge.
The Ouray Ice Park is the only manmade ice climbing park in the U.S. It is housed in a spectacular natural gorge just outside the city limits of Ouray and less than a five-minute walk from Box Canyon Lodge. The ice park is home to more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs. Each winter the Ouray Ice Park hosts the “X Games of Ice Climbing,” the Ouray Ice Festival. The festival features exhibition climbing, free clinics, seminars, slide shows and gear demos.
But visitors don’t have to be professionals to enjoy the sport of ice climbing in Ouray. San Juan Mountain Guides offers climbing courses and private guided programs for climbers of all levels. At the Ice Park there’s even a children’s section and an “Ice Climbing Kids College” for the young ones.
The wet fall bodes well for ice making operations at the Ouray Ice Park and for the many backcountry routes nearby. (Check with the Box Canyon staff for a guidebook on where to climb nearby if you want to venture out on your own). If Mother Nature cooperates the Ouray ice season will begin in mid-December.
To learn more about Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs visit www.boxcanyonouray.com.
About Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs (www.boxcanyonouray.com)
The Box Canyon Lodge is located in beautiful Ouray, Colo., nicknamed “Switzerland of America.” Box Canyon Lodge, a hot springs motel boasting four, all natural hot springs tubs, offers a peaceful location, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated rooms, meticulously-maintained grounds and warm, personal service. The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has been recognized by a variety of publications, receiving the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, “Award of Excellence” by the Colorado Connoisseur and Travel Holiday magazine and listed as one of Sunset magazine’s “Best of the West.” Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs is one of only 10 Colorado properties to earn the Four Key rating from Green Key, a renowned eco-rating program.
Rich Avery, Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, 970-318-0375, firstname.lastname@example.org