Monday, August 05, 2019

Ouray Box Canyon

A must-see location near Ouray is Box Canyon.  Creek water has cut through the rock to create this narrow and deep canyon.  You can see from the pipes along and across the canyon that water from the stream is diverted to town.

A little further up the trail we could really see the rushing water below.  Colorado had impressive amounts of snow last winter, leading to heavy snow melt.  We have also had several days with rain since we arrived

In the winter, this box canyon is used for ice climbing.  This sign at the base of the trail/canyon illustrates where the ice climbing can be done.

In town, we saw sporting goods store with ice climbing equipment.  I wouldn't consider either rock climbing or ice climbing.  Scary--and really cold on the ice.

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