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St. Mary's Glacier

Address: 7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-4449
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in Idaho Springs
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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N.S.W
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I walked up here and our way to Denver. A great little hike, also a first for us. Judging off tripadvisor we were ready for an uphill walking track and soon found a challenging uphill rocky path. It wouldn't be challenging for anyone who is able to walk a good distance and has good knees / back... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We drove to Idaho Springs from Golden on a road that went through the mountains and followed Clear Creek all the way to the top. The drive was beautiful, and the lake and mountains were even better when you get there. Make sure you pay attention to the weather before you go. We had breakfast in Golden and it was... More 

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