Colorado is set to host the hugely popular Ice Castles attraction once again, this time with safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic in place.

The Ice Castles winter wonderland will once again be found in Summit County, in the small town of Dillon. While some things will be changing, the Ice Castles will still feature ice slides, crawl spaces, ice caves, fountains, and colorful lighting.

RELATED: View stunning photos of past Ice Castles

"The safety of our guests and staff has always been our top priority, and the new guidelines we have in place this season are designed to create a safe and magical environment for everyone," stated Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird.

Among the changes coming to the Ice Castles are reduced capacity, one-way travel in tight spots, and required face coverings. It's also worth noting that some aspects of the Ice Castles experience already cater to pandemic-related precautions, including operation in an outdoor space and the requirement of reservations.

Ice artisans hope that they will be able to start growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles for the structure each day starting mid-November with a hopeful opening planned in late-December.

The Ice Castles are set to be constructed in four places around the United States this year, also including a location in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Utah.

The home to Colorado's Ice Castles, Dillon, is located near Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain resorts, making this is a popular tourist area during ski season. The drive from Denver International Airport to this tiny town only takes around an hour and a half.

RELATED: View stunning photos of past Ice Castles

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.


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