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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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Spectacular views

Fairly easy hike to amazing views. Sand and Snow all in the same place. Hike in with your skis or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dtimes4
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Kansas City, Missouri
A Glimpse of Heaven

Breathtakingly beautiful. My best advice is to take your time with the challenging climb but plan... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mcjandd
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Urbandale, Iowa
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (20 reviews)
“parking lot” (34 reviews)
“great hike” (16 reviews)
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-4449

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fairly easy hike to amazing views. Sand and Snow all in the same place. Hike in with your skis or snowboard and ski down the glacier. Only place you can ski and jump in the water (if you are brave enough) year round!

Thank dtimes4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Breathtakingly beautiful. My best advice is to take your time with the challenging climb but plan to spend plenty of time at the top. Your reward awaits!

Thank mcjandd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation of friends. It well exceeded our expectations. We were amazed and blown away. The hike in is rugged and steep in spots, but only about 3/4 mile each way. The trail is not marked particularly well and you may need to stop...More

Thank KajunDaddy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A rocky, uphill climb that is tricky going up and trickier coming back down; especially if you are trying to keep your dog on a leash and your balance at the same time. 8 and 10 year olds were able to climb with no problem,...More

Thank JEBH_200
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a 7 mile drive up Fall River Road. We walked the rocky trail and were very pleased at our end resulting view. We spent a while taking pictures of the view and walking around the lake. I was disappointed in seeing dog poop bags...More

Thank 2paradise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the hike to St. Mary's Glacier. My 80 year old Aunt made the hike with very little problems, we helped guide her around/over a few boulders/rocks and the few snow patches. Coming from sea level I was a bit winded a few times, not...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike up to the lake isn't too exciting - the trail is very wide with tons of rocks. You need $5 for parking and have to walk a little bit to the trail head. Once you get to the lake it is so worth...More

Thank DaisyField65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike is really short, although it is uphill at high atmosphere. The views are beautiful and you can jump into the glacier lake if you are feeling adventurous (weater is quite cold). Well worth a quick trip and then down into Idaho Springs for...More

1  Thank MortyNik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike, not too long, and beautiful scenery. Trail is Rocky, and still some snow in placed on the trail.

Thank ellenw037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my son, I don't live in Colorado so the hike left me a bit breathless but so did the view. We also some skiers trekking up the mountain to do a bit of back country skiing. It was a very beautiful place and...More

1  Thank birdfan85
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Hong Y
Do we need to wear snowshoes for hiking?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
no, too many boulders and big rocks (if it is snowed in)
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carriel0rene
How long is this hike?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
A lot of hoping and balancing. Not easy.
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