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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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Easy hike to God's beautiful creation

This was just up the road from the house we stayed at. We had kids from 5-7 who did this hike on their own so it's doable for almost any age. After the 3/4 mile hike we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Sioux Center, Iowa
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Sioux Center, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was just up the road from the house we stayed at. We had kids from 5-7 who did this hike on their own so it's doable for almost any age. After the 3/4 mile hike we were rewarded with great views that only get better the higher you climb. I only wish the group we were with had spent... More 

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Parker, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We've been going to St. Mary's Glacier as a family for years. Definitely start out slowly as you get used to the altitude -- even for Denver locals, it's a big change. This was one of the first hikes our youngest could do on his own. The glacier is worth the climb! Great for late spring / early summer hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The hike up is a bit steep and I wasn't sure if we would make it... But we did and it was worth every step. The view is just amazing. We even got to see some crazy people jumping into the ice cold lake from a cliff! It took about 30 mins to get up, but was really a spectacular... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are unaccustomed to the elevation then the hike can be challenging even though it is only about 3/4 of a mile. It is fairly steep and rocky, so good shoes and plenty of water are both highly recommended. A little over half of the way up there is spot where the trail splits, left to continue up to... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend and I took our kids (ages 6, 6, 8 and 10) up to the glacier this week and it was amazing!! The hike up was about 30 minutes (we had to stop a few times - it's rocky terrain and a bit steep for the littler kids) and the scenery is breathtaking. There is a lake and you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sucks. all twenty yr olds smoking bud. Everyone had dogs dog crap everywhere. garbage everywhere in wrapped plastic sacks thrown to the side of what represents a trail. Noisy. View is great.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have hiked up to the glacier lake several times and it is one of the prettiest places you will see. Lots of rocks to sit on for a picnic or just to soak in the scenery. We actually saw some folks snowboarding on the face of the glacier which did not seem to smart.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You will enjoy this nice easy hike. It is about a 2 mile round trip hike up near the glacier with a beautiful view of the surrounding area--a "must" if in the area of Idaho Springs, CO.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hike is not long, and it is beautiful! When we got to the glacier, there were Marmots playing on it!

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Bolivar, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our son lives in Denver and he likes to arrange a hike in a scenic area when we visit. I really liked this hike. The private parking lot requires that you deposit five dollars into a box and fill out a form that you leave on your windshield. This is the last area where you will find a place to... More 

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Address: 7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-4449
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs

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