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Address: 7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-4449

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Fun hike

Nice simple hike to the glacier along with easy to follow trails. We had lots of snow so wasn't too bad. Wear waterproof shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice simple hike to the glacier along with easy to follow trails. We had lots of snow so wasn't too bad. Wear waterproof shoes.

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Wingham, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

April 12, 2015 - we found this place, finally, but our GPS had us "arrive at destination" about a couple miles too soon.....so just keep driving til you see the sign for the trail. The parking lot is just about 100 yards further down the road. You must pay $5 for parking, it's all arranged in an envelope and drop... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's a bit of a trek so be prepared. It's worth every step. It's peaceful and beautiful. Dress is layers because you will most likely get hot and need to shed some.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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