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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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Really enjoyed the scenic drive and the short hike up to Mary's Glacier. Very popular place with many people there when we visited. Paved road to parking lot which has a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tom W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the scenic drive and the short hike up to Mary's Glacier. Very popular place with many people there when we visited. Paved road to parking lot which has a small fee($5) and 3/4 mile hike up to lake and a little further to get on glacier. Many were jumping off rock ledges into the lake and skiing on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped on the way from Breckenridge to Boulder for a quick hike and it was like we found an oasis! We thought we were just taking a hike to see some snow in August and then after about 15 minutes we came upon the lake and the glacier . We was absolutely beautiful. plan on spending some time here...take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am visited from the east coast so the altitude took my breath a bit on the hike up.. But taking some breaks to catch my breath helped! Overall easy uphill hike to the top. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains.. Hiked up to the very top by the snow/glacier for an even more breath taking view! Definitely recommended!

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Thank Lauren C
Holton, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family complete with 4 yr old and 10 month old granddaughters made the 1 mile inclined hike. Just when you wonder how much further, the trail opens up to one of the most picturesque views in Colorado

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A bit of a hike, 3/4 miles up a rocky road. But worth it. Pristine lake, Huge boulders to jump off into water. And a Glacier just inviting climbing or snowboarding on. Do need to bring $5.00 for parking along road, worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked to St. Mary's Glacier on a Sunday. It was crowded with people, parking was horrific, and there must have been a gazillion dogs. That said, if you can't backpack into Rocky Mountain Park, this is the easiest way to see a glacier.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful vistas and areas to be seen. Wear good boots and dress in layers. Stay hydrated it is worth the hike.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband has a bad knee and is overweight. He did this hike and was very glad he did despite the pain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our son on this hike and we loved it. Walked up to the snowline. Saw many people skiing. Many dogs. Poop was everywhere. People are not respecting the area by leaving bags of poop all over the place. Its a great short hike with amazing scenery

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect little hike, with an amazing worthwhile view at the end. It's on the highway going west of Denver. We stopped here on out way to Granby, CO. The hike is ~ 1 mile each way, probably less. It's a little uphill/incline, but not very steep. Aka, you shouldn't be too winded after. It's popular, so you'll... More 

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