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“Beautiful Hide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary's Glacier

St. Mary's Glacier
7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-4449
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's an easy 1 mile hike that anyone can accomplish and the view at the top is amazing. Bring good snacks to enjoy while you sit and take it all in.

Visited November 2013
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Galveston Island, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“FUN - Just Do It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were on our way back to Denver and looked for "one more neat thing to do for the day." We sure found it! It took about 15 minutes to get to the sight from the highway, but the views were beautiful! We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. It was very cold that day (maybe 30 + wind chill). We just had our jackets (with hats and gloves), running clothes and running shoes. We laughed as everyone in the parking lot looked (and was) much more prepared than us. The hike up to the top was tough. That 3/4 mile, all on snow, felt like a lot more - I guess it was the incline and the altitude. Once arriving all was worth it. So beautiful! Our trip down was hilarious as we slipped and fell a lot - wear boots or snow shoes in the winter. :)

Visited December 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My fiance and I and her brother and sister-in-law hiked this in July. Her brother and sister-in-law are experienced hikers, but coming from Michigan, we were not. This is a great hike for an inexperienced hiker. We parked at the bottom of the trail for a small fee. We hiked up to the lake and then up the side of the glacier. We got some wonderful pictures of the mountains. Highly recommended for someone who wants to do a hike, but isn't ready for a long, strenuous test.

Visited July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great, but windy, way to start the New Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

St. Mary's Glacier is a great workout - climb the trail with snowshoes or skis and then get onto the Glacier. There is a $5 parking fee.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Do it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I'm not the most in shape hiker so the start of this was definitely a workout but so worth it for the views of the lake. Friendly pwople and a relatively easy traul. Great for beginners like me!

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