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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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Just stunning!

Well worth the strenuous hike up the mountain for the amazing views of the lake and glacier. Although our children complained about the walk (10 & 11 year old), once we made it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the strenuous hike up the mountain for the amazing views of the lake and glacier. Although our children complained about the walk (10 & 11 year old), once we made it to the lake, they wanted to continue on to stand on the glacier. The view from up there was even better! Although it's not really signposted from... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to see, rocky hike to get up there but scenery is great along the way, elevation got the best of me, but well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Parking $5 (private lots). Great hike with big payoff. Pack in your lunch and enjoy your reward once you get there. Still not worn out? Cross the bridge and continue to climb for a birds eye view of the little glacier pool... A view I'll never forget. If your into full moon hiking... This one was our favorite. The full... More 

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Take your time and enjoy the hike. We stopped every once in a while just to catch our breath as we weren't used to the altitude. It was a fairly short hike - it wouldn't deter us from going back. It's a "I'm going to stand here and just take it all in" kind of experience. Two thumbs up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great hike, though very rock. Just take your time drink lots of water and enjoy nature. Parking their is $5 because it is private lots.

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My friend from Chicago who has lived in Colorado for 6 years hads had this hike on his "list" for awhile now. Wow! Didn't disappoint. Stunning view when you arrive at the top of the trail with the glacier, mountains...lake. Fish were jumping! Too bad we didn't bring our poles! Very rocky (boulders) about halfway-3/4 way up but it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic view though was a bit tough walk for us (senior citizens) what with all of the boulders and altitude. Well worth the walk!

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is not a long hike to the glacier and lake but it is steep in places and very rocky. It can be challenging if not used to the altitude but take it slow and easy and bring some water to sip on. It is gorgeous at the end. There is evidence of a lot of use of campfires, etc... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

St. Mary's is an amazing place. Being from the flat lands of Florida this is a pretty good hike. It is well worth it! Once at the lake be sure to take a breather and enjoy the view. Don't stop for too long though. A must see is the view from the snow field higher up the mountain. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

very close to idaho springs. Trail is relatively short, though it is rocky. Views are amazing once you get to the lake! takes your breath away

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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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