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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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Beautiful Hike

This is a beginner to intermediate hike. Ok for youngsters and dogs. Make sure you have good shoes for icy spots even in warmer weather. The glacier is lovely site overlooking a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kathy S
Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beginner to intermediate hike. Ok for youngsters and dogs. Make sure you have good shoes for icy spots even in warmer weather. The glacier is lovely site overlooking a beautiful alpine lake. In the right weather you could spend a fair part of your day there. If taking children they obviously have to listen, and be rugged... More 

Thank Kathy S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way out to Breckenridge from the Denver airport. It may have been a bit ambitious to tackle this our first day. In the winter, this is definitely not an easy 15 minute hike, but the effort was worth it! Beautiful view and very peaceful and quiet once we reached the top. Would... More 

Thank LaurCar
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hike. Not too. Challenging but if it is snowy and icy make sure you have the right shoes on. It was a bit slick in areas and could have used more gripping power.

Thank deltapearldallas
Twentynine Palms, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

An unforgettable trip. The view was not what I hoped it to be, but will be unforgettable for both of us. I proposed at the bottom of the glacier, claiming my love like that of the glacier, never ending.

Thank buarts
Golden, Colorado
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

A short easy hike to the closest to Denver full year glacier. Well worth the time to take flat land visitors.

1 Thank JBB430
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We hiked to the glacier which was very fun. Not too difficult of a hike. The views were absolutely stunning!

Thank Laureneday
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We were riding motorcycles through the area and thought we would stop. First it's not a short easy walk from the only parking lot we saw. It's uphill and VERY ROCKY, loose rock at that. We're not fitness buffs but we're not overweight couch potatoes and it was a difficult walk. That being said it was pretty when we got... More 

Thank Ali M
Oakland, MI
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I wanted to experience an actual hike up a mountainside. This is it! It's a moderate challenge. Just enough to give you the experience of climbing - wear your hiking boots and be prepared for rocks moving about your footing. You will love what you see when you reach the first level. And standing on a glacier is now checked... More 

Thank Sheree P
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was our first time to climb this trail, and it was very rocky. There are boulders everywhere but thankfully you could find clear paths around them. It's a bit slow going though since you have to watch your footing most of the way up and down, but the hike up is only about 30-45 min. We arrived to a... More 

1 Thank Charrie S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The trail to the glacier is a very rough and rocky undeveloped road. It is a bit dangerous if you're not sure footed. The glacier itself was very small, however, it is situated perfectly for great photos! It has a waterfall right next to it. Parking was $5, which I was unaware of until I arrived. I was lucky enough... More 

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