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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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Bring a walking stick.

Up a mountain hike but well worth it. Took me about 40 minutes of taking my time and a taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacy R
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*******AMAZING*******

My husband & I decided this was our favorite part of our trip. It's a bit of a steep hike up to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle F
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (24 reviews)
“short hike” (27 reviews)
“porta potties” (10 reviews)
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-4449
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"great hike"
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"porta potties"
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"easy hike"
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"take your time"
in 9 reviews
"hiking boots"
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"honor system"
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"parking fee"
in 8 reviews
"rocky terrain"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 13 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 5 reviews
"trail head"
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"poop bags"
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"fall river road"
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"views are amazing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up a mountain hike but well worth it. Took me about 40 minutes of taking my time and a taking breaks to get to the glacier but so worth the view at the top. Dogs are welcome but please don’t leave the dog waste bags...More

Thank Stacy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I decided this was our favorite part of our trip. It's a bit of a steep hike up to the glacier but totally worth it! Not great for small children, elderly or anyone with special needs due to the steep uneven rocks...More

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my husband who hiked to the lake and stopped there to fish and 2 teens who continued with me up the glacier. They totally enjoyed the snow capped mountain and we have lots of slipping and sliding videos to prove it! Definitely do not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

- I believe this is on private property and the owner wants $5.00 a car. Remember to take a $5.00 bill (no change provided) and a writing instrument. You need to fill out a form (have your license plate number written down) and submit with...More

Thank eonny
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great hike with amazing views. Definitely recommend going with kids. It’s not too difficult.

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3 little girls up and had an amazing time with large groups of hikers all around. 20 minutes to the lake 10 more up to the glacier. 20 more tough minutes just for myself to cross the glacier and go up to the...More

2  Thank Gabe J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love glaciers and I love St. Mary's Glacier, but having not been there in years, I was mortified with the current set-up. We were there June 30, before peak season and it was crazy! Pay parking lots that were nothing more than rough, pot-holed...More

2  Thank StephJmacy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to St. Mary’s Glacier. Although most of the snow had melted, the glacier was still very pretty. (Our first trip was in early June 2015 when there was still lots of snow and cooler weather. It was spectacular!) The hike...More

Thank dguthrie19
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the short hike. Wear good shoes, as the entire path is rocky, and bring a sweatshirt or coat, it’s chilly up there when the wind picks up. The trail isn’t marked well, so while everyone kept to the left, we took a right and...More

Thank GGmaretto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this short, moderate hike up rocky incline by accident. Half mile up sat and ate lunch at a beautiful lake, watched folks jump off cliff to water and others slide down snowy, year round snow mound called the glacier. Beautiful, sunny day. We are...More

2  Thank masdo5
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SusanQ598
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Precious1123 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest going up Mount Evens. It’s a beautiful drive (but a little scary since the some of the roads are narrow). I’m sure there is snow up there it’s over 14,000 ft up. There are several places to pull over and play in... More
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goodlife72
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Jake T | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your physical condition, it could take you 45 minutes to an hour and a half. The glacier is still visible and there is still snow on the ground. The lake is very cold because the lake gets its water directly... More
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Jessica R
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Cherry_Wonderdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes, although given all the snow, a lot of people were wearing jeans or hiking pants.
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