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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is definatly a hike you want to do. I came to Colorado for a long weekend from PA, so of course I was not aclimatized to hikes over 10,000 feet, but this one wasn't to difficult. If you are going to be in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LynaeKenen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to take out of town guests. It’s not far from town, the drive up there is pretty. There is plenty of parking ($5 cash)...although the parking lot is rocky. Would urge people to get up there early in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mommastones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely spectacular view!!! Only 1.5 mile climb but be aware that the trail is extremely rocky.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Roger L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This dog friendly hike is semi challenging to climb with the very rocky terrain, BUT 100% worth it. Only takes ~20-25 minutes to climb at a moderate pace. If you want to walk over to the actual snow across the lake (which I recommend) is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Taylor_Stevens913
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you bring $5 exact for parking, and a pen to write out your parking permit to display on your car window. The hike was do-able... not too short or long. I saw some older people struggling, but it has plenty of spaces to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank moanamete
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Take the time to enjoy the entire Glacier. We climbed to the top, across the snow, and to the top of the mountain. Outstanding views.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Let me start with this hike is marked easy but should have an disclaimer by it. The hike consists of an almost 1 mile hike that has some decent steep walks and is very rocky. We drove straight there from landing in Denver and was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 11, 2019

This is the perfect hike to get your body acclimated to the altitude when first arriving in Colorado. Not too hard, not too easy with beautiful views of the glacier.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kmrt1957
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

If you want a great easy hike with views to die for; I recommend St Mary's. You can either hike up to the glacier, gorgeous and people were skiing down it, or hike all the way round the peak. We didn't have time to do...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Wilma L
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Did not hike as it was snowy, in summer. Enjoyed the views. Will have to return on our next trip to Silverthorne.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ibbyfam
November 5, 2018|
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Response from akfowens | Reviewed this property |
It is getting cold this time of year... and if you plan on bundling up I think you would be fine. You defiantly will generate some body heat in the effort hiking up. If you have gloves & hat with a good jacket/coat you... More
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Tammy B
September 13, 2018|
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Response from katetrv | Reviewed this property |
As someone else said, the weather can vary greatly. I would encourage bringing a rain jacket or wind breaker, as the rain can sneak up on you, but this type of outerwear will also keep you warm at the top of the hike. The... More
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6sue0
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
We were there this past summer. My boy turned 3 in August. He has high anxiety issues and at first he was howling about the new adventure, but soon really got into hiking up the glacier mountain and LOVED it. It is a... More
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