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St. Mary's Glacier

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Address: 7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-4449
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We hiked to the glacier which was very fun. Not too difficult of a hike. The views were absolutely stunning!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked to the glacier which was very fun. Not too difficult of a hike. The views were absolutely stunning!

Thank Laureneday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were riding motorcycles through the area and thought we would stop. First it's not a short easy walk from the only parking lot we saw. It's uphill and VERY ROCKY, loose rock at that. We're not fitness buffs but we're not overweight couch potatoes and it was a difficult walk. That being said it was pretty when we got... More 

Thank Ali M
Oakland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to experience an actual hike up a mountainside. This is it! It's a moderate challenge. Just enough to give you the experience of climbing - wear your hiking boots and be prepared for rocks moving about your footing. You will love what you see when you reach the first level. And standing on a glacier is now checked... More 

Thank Sheree P
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was our first time to climb this trail, and it was very rocky. There are boulders everywhere but thankfully you could find clear paths around them. It's a bit slow going though since you have to watch your footing most of the way up and down, but the hike up is only about 30-45 min. We arrived to a... More 

1 Thank Charrie S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The trail to the glacier is a very rough and rocky undeveloped road. It is a bit dangerous if you're not sure footed. The glacier itself was very small, however, it is situated perfectly for great photos! It has a waterfall right next to it. Parking was $5, which I was unaware of until I arrived. I was lucky enough... More 

Thank Michelle S
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are in the area, this is a MUST see and do! This is a relatively short hike, but how long it will take you depends upon many factors....your general physical condition as well as how well you are acclimated to the high altitude. Even if you have to slowly climb, you will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery in... More 

Thank Missy A
Kochi (Cochin), India
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Awesome outdoors. We didn't do much hiking as we had only one evening on our RV trip. But the landscape is enchanting and the drive was unforgettable.

Thank Devidas M
McCook, Nebraska
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The hike up, 3/4 of a mile, is a little strenuous, but very well worth it. Very beautiful views at the top.

Thank Rick M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Keep going past the first St. Mary's Glacier sign - the trail isn't there. It's a very rocky and steep 3/4 mile hike but 100% worth it. Beautiful views from the glacier.

1 Thank Anna M
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are new to Colorado. The views are to die for, and a gentle ride up the canyon to the glacier is an easy feat for any vehicle!

Thank timo2btimo

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