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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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Incredibly beautiful place

It requires walking almost a mile on rocky terrain. The walk is challenging, and when you get to the lake and glacier, it is so worth the effort. This view is one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It requires walking almost a mile on rocky terrain. The walk is challenging, and when you get to the lake and glacier, it is so worth the effort. This view is one of the most stunning I have ever seen.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a highlight of a grand NP tour through Colorado. Did this hike in September and while it was warm at the start, it quickly got cold at the top. Beautiful scenery and a fun steep hike up rocks and around boulders to get there. Make sure to take a picture of the directions on the parking board when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After passing the I-70 sign for St Mary's for decades, we finally decided to make it a destination one hot Denver afternoon. Great short hike up the boulder strewn road and you come upon the lake and glacier above - from there you can go as far up as you like. A lot of fun. $5 parking lots weren't full... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Magnificent scenery! How many people can say they walked to and stood on a glacier? This was one of the highlights of our Colorado trip.It is hard to wow teenagers these days but ours were wowed by standing on this glacier. The trek is not easy but not too hard either. And you can take as much time as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A nice little hike in to see the glacier. My niece and wife both loved seeing the glacier. Well worth a stop if in the area.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You have to really feel like trudging on and around huge boulders intentionally put on the long road up to the glacier. It is also a good idea to go on a coolish day, as it is really no cooler at the "top" than at the bottom, and you do work up a sweat. Also, you have to make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Once you get up to St. Mary's Glacier, be prepared to take pictures. The view it's beautiful, and there is plenty of spots to sit near the water. If you walks up to the right of the glacier, the view opens up tremendously, allowing to see all of it from a different angle. Again, the view is beautiful and peaceful.

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Lake Charles, La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Found this just driving through the mountains. 3/4 mile hike to a lake at the bottom of a glacier. Very scenic lake and surrounding glacier. Enjoyed the hike and the scenery when we arrived at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We live in Denver and just wanted a day hike that wasn't a far drive. It was a super hot day in Denver but the hike was amazing and the temp was very comfortable. Dog friendly and easy to find. The only parking is a couple private lots that charge $5 so just be prepared. There is not an attendant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This hike is all in all pretty easy and short but you will want to stick around up top to enjoy the views! We did this recently with our daughter (9 months) in the backpack and it got pretty chilly so bring layers for all.

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