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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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Wrong address and we couldn't find it

I was driving from the I70 towards the Fall river road by taking an exit from the main road and reached the address and found nothing. It was a risky driving. From the main road... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was driving from the I70 towards the Fall river road by taking an exit from the main road and reached the address and found nothing. It was a risky driving. From the main road this address as per trip advisor showing is about 7.5 miles. We parked our car in that address and tried walking here and there to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a fun short day hike with beautiful views, just be sure to let the crazy ppl who live on the road pass you because I assure you that you are not going fast enough for them.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots of sharp turns and it's back there a ways but it's a nice drive during the spring, summer and fall. Haven't made the drive with snow on the road. I would think it would be nerve racking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Of all the day hikes near Denver, we liked this one best! The hike was moderately difficult for me, but easy for my male friend. Totally worth it because the views are amazing and the drive up there is part of the fun with great views as well :)

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a stunningly beautiful place. I've spent my whole life at sea level so the hike nearly made my lungs implode, but it was worth it. It was summertime and kids across the lake were jumping into the freezing cold water off of a boulder. No thanks. It did look fun though. There were people fishing and others climbing... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We took a short hike to the St. Mary's Glacier on a Saturday morning. The weather was really nice, sunny with occasional wind. The hike from the parking lot ($5 parking fee) to the little lake was probably about 0.8 miles. Hiking in snow (about 2-4 inches) is exhilarating. We met quite some people who are more prepared than us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hiked up to St. Mary's Glacier with a 6 and 8 year old. It was totally worth it, the views are stunning. You park in the private lot, it's $5 per car. Then you have to walk along the road just past the parking lot until you see a sign where the trail begins. There is a porta-potty at... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our recent trip to Colorado we experienced many amazing and beautiful sites, but this may be my favorite. The view is absolutely stunning, and it's not far from I-70, Idaho Springs, or Denver, and well worth the stop. Fairly short and easy hike if you are in good shape. Spectacular!

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Bradenton, Florida
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Don't be intimidated when you see the beginning of the trail. It is rocky and mostly uphill. However, it is only about 3/4 of a mile to get to the glacier, and it is absolutely breathtaking. Be prepared for colder weather than in Denver due to the high elevation. Also make sure you bring $5 with you to pay to... More 

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Phillipsburg, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have done this one several times while on our way to Breckenridge. This is a very rocky trail so you would want to make sure to wear the appropriate footwear and take it careful so as not to twist an ankle. Beautiful views at the Glacier and Lake.

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