Ice Castles in Silverthorne are AMAZING!

Isn’t it weird when you find out there are amazing things right in your backyard? Well, not literally your back yard – in this case I mean a quick drive up the hill to Silverthorne – but here in Colorado – that is our backyard – right?

The Ice Castles (the place, not the movie) contacted Mile High Mamas and while I have been a bad little Mile High Mama lately with all my life craziness, I still love being part of the group and jumped up and down at the chance to go see THIS in person:

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We happened to go on a 50 degree day, when the sun was melting the ice like crazy, and I was able to walk around in just a fleece. But that made for some good photography time.

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And good OH MY GAWD time.

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And good Declan wants to play with chunks of ice time.

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And good “Is this actually real?” time.

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But, while the day was spectacular – the night was INSANE.

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Where walking through the different sections was totally different from the morning.

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Well worth the return trip.

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Well worth ANY trip.

And since the Ice Castles change all winter long – while the crew builds them icicle by icicle and Mother Nature adjusts their texture and form with every weather pattern – we’ll be back for sure.


Blogger Disclosure: My entrance and accommodations were covered by Ice Castles and Keystone Resort. All thoughts, words, and images are mine.

This article has 23 comments

  1. zipper

    Holy cow Aimee.

  2. Just A Sun God

    We went by this past weekend, they may have melted some since we were all there.

  3. sarahewelch

    We’re totally going! Maybe this Saturday 🙂

  4. suzanbond

    Can’t wait to go!

  5. keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia

    wow. i have never in my life seen anything like that – i want to go!! i mean, it’d be a little bit longer drive, but maybe next weekend? haha.

  6. Anonymous

    It’s been a long time since I have seen anything so amazing ! Totally beautiful !!!!

  7. Megan

    I have seen those ice hotels, but this is way cool too!!!

  8. monstergirlee

    Absolutely gorgeous! Wow. Normally the dramatic lighting at night really catches my eye but the daytime ones you can see so much more detail and the craziness! Wow. Thanks for the pics.

  9. Monika

    Dex is so lucky to have you guys as parents. He gets to do the coolest things!

    I am going to have to get up there before it melts!

  10. Andrew Hyde

    Can’t believe this is in our backyard! Incredibly beautiful.

  11. Becky

    Unbelievable! Looks other worldly. So so cool.

  12. chloebear

    We are going for sure! Maybe even stay up there for the weekend!

  13. Laura Lohr | My Beautiful Life

    Wow! I am glad I checked in to see these photos. Those are amazing! I definitely want to check them out when I’m in Denver again.

    Your photography is, as always, incredible!


  14. Bess

    OMG! Your pictures are amazing. I had NO idea THAT’S what’s going on up there!

  15. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thanks guys! Was a really fun time!

  16. Megan

    Beautiful! I didn’t know those existed, road trip!

  17. alejna

    Wow. That looks amazing!


  18. Glen @ ICe Castle

    Ice castles will definitely blow your mind as it is just simple beautiful.

  19. Heather@ That Uncomfortable Itch

    It is truly so magical! My oldest son and I ran into these a few weeks ago when I was taking him down to Denver to start college. We had to visit. There is no age limit on this sort of fun. 🙂 So glad you posted these fab pics.

  20. Bellymurf

    The family drove up from Denver with the castles as the destination. We were disappointed and the cost was too expensive for what we received. The published pictures are a bit deceiving. This is the first year of the Ice Castles. I expect future years to be much better as this group makes improvements from their lessons learned.

  21. Hobbies on a Budget

    This place is amazing! It’s going on my list of places to visit!

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