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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 should be fine. I would note if there is wind or snow/rain in the forecast you can count on it being cooler than you think.
The beautiful part is when you get to the top & you do get a lil' cold, you are a short walk back down to the parking lot & just a short car ride to town for some hot chocolate or whiskey ;)
I know friends hiked yesterday & there is a dusting of snow and a thin layer of ice on the lake perimeter. I would suggest maybe checking on Instagram for #stmarysglacier and you should get the most recent post which would give you a little insight to conditions.
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
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 weather on your hikes will be much cooler than the weather in the city, and hopefully you’ll love it!
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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
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 pretty easy climb over all, rocky but not difficult. There was even some snow that he was able to climb on and play with about 3/4 of the way to the top. The lake was wonderful and he was thrilled to see the lake and snow up above it. It was about an hour or so trek up because I was hauling him a lot until he settled down. The way down was much quicker. I saw quite a few children going up and down, some were being packed on adult backs or necks and older ones were walking on their own. It was a fantastic hike. I don't see any problem with an able bodied toddler to make the hike. I hope you will or did (if you've already gone) enjoy it!