Ice Castles in Dillon a good Spring Break trip
Last updated 3/4/2020 at 12:01pm
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life. The frozen attraction makes a fantastic day trip and is located in six cities across North America, including Dillon, Colorado, only about 3 hours away. The experience is built entirely by hand using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists.The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides,and fountains.
The concept for Ice Castles was created when founder and Utahresident Brent Christensen attempted to build an ice cave for his daughter in the yard of his
home in Alpine, Utah. The project turned into a winter hit drawing crowds of locals to visit andtour his creation. Ice Castles has since turned into an internationally renowned tourist attraction.
Each ice castle is built by hand and takes thousands of man-hours to create.The daily process consists of growing 5,000 to 12,000 icicles that are harvested by handand individually sculpted into existing ice formations. Newly placed icicles are thendrenched with water. The blend of icicle placement, temperatures, water volume andwind result in an astonishing and ever-changing variety of ice formations.
The Ice Castles close for the season at the end of March so visit icecastles.com/colorado to learn more about how to visit this family friendly place for a day trip.