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23 Of The Most Incredible Icy Waterfalls Around The World

While waterfalls are typically known for their powerful rushes of water, during the cold winter months, some transform into magical ice attractions. While most of the frozen waterfalls around the world are incredible enough to just visit, many of them are also popular destinations for daredevils that want to try their hand at ice climbing.

1. Ouray, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado
Photo: Boone Speed/Barcroft USA

2. Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo: Madeleine

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2
Photo: Dan Anderson.

3. Taihang Mountains, North China's Hebei Province
Taihang Mountains, North China's Hebei Province
Photo: source Xinhua

4. Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Photo: David Clapp

5. Waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Photo: Andreas Resch

6. Hells Angel, Cody, Wyoming
Hells Angel, Cody, Wyoming
Photo: Joel Anderson

7. Marmolada, Northeastern Italy
Marmolada, Northeastern Italy
Photo: via Jdomb's Travels

8. Eidfjord, Norway
Eidfjord, Norway
Photo: Christian Pondella

9. Gorges de Ballandaz, France
Gorges de Ballandaz, France
Photo: via Real Aspen.

10. Rifle, Colorado
Rifle, Colorado
Photo: Boone Speed/Bacroft USA

11. Slovenia
Slovenia
Photo: via Factspod

12. Heimcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Heimcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Photo: Skupinski/Barcroft Media

13. Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido, Japan

Ice-climbing is a popular, although dangerous pastime. Albert Leichtfried and Markus Bendler found this out the hard way when climbing a frozen waterfall near Hokkaido, Japan. This incredible picture shows the instant the frozen cascade broke off, just feet from where the men were climbing.

14. The Fang in Vail, Colorado
The Fang in Vail, Colorado

The Fang in Colorado is aptly-named. This incredible pillar of ice shaped like a giant fang forms during very cold winters and is a popular local attraction. At up to 50m high, The Fang has been measured at 8ft across. As you can see from the photo, it's a popular challenge for climbers.

15. Starved Rock State Park, Illinois
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois
Photo: leroidude

16. Banff National Park, Canada
Banff National Park, Canada

A slightly less dangerous route was taken up a waterfall in Banff National Park, Canada. You don't realise how big this frozen waterfall is until you see the tiny climbers near the top.

17. Turnagain Arm, Alaksa
Turnagain Arm, Alaska

This frozen waterfall near Turnagain Arm, Alaska looks like something straight out of Narnia. It may not be very large in size, but it's certainly one of the most magical places in our selection.

18. Niagara Falls in North America
Niagara Falls in North America

The most famous frozen waterfall has to be Niagara Falls in North America, which has frozen over at least twice in recent history (1848, 1936 and possibly 1912). Tourists flocked from miles around to walk along the frozen falls, even collecting souvenirs from the riverbed.

19. Partnach Gorge in Bavaria
Partnach Gorge in Bavaria

The Partnach Gorge in Bavaria is a beautiful place year round, but in winter the rushing water freezes into spectacular shapes.

20. Montmorency Falls in Quebec, Canada
Montmorency Falls in Quebec, Canada

Montmorency Falls in Quebec, Canada is a popular attraction with locals when it freezes over in winter. An ice cone forms at the bottom, so far reaching the enormous height of 126ft.

21. Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca, Mexico

A different kind of frozen waterfall, Hierve al Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico has formed over thousands of years from 4 hot springs that flow over the edge of a cliff. The water, rich in calcium carbonate, evaporates leaving behind an amazing natural rock formation.

22. Hamilton, Canada
Hamilton, Canada

This random waterfall was discovered on the road side of a seldom travelled road near Hamilton, Canada.

23. West Fork Trail, Sedona, Arizona.
West Fork Trail, Sedona, Arizona

This great image was taken in Oak Creek Canyon near a place called Temple of Mother Earth on the West Fork Trail, Sedona, Arizona.

As always if you know of any more frozen waterfalls to add to our list then please add your suggestions in the comments below and we will get them included.

Source: 1. My Modern Metropolis 2. Simon Seeks 3. Environmental Graffiti
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