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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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Fun Hike - Unique Wildlife

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 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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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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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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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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