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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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Nice short hike

I went with my two black labs; the hike is rough but short. Wear hiking boots if you have them. It only took us 20 minutes to get up there, including a water break. I highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gloria B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my two black labs; the hike is rough but short. Wear hiking boots if you have them. It only took us 20 minutes to get up there, including a water break. I highly recommend it, we will be going back soon!!!

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Thank Gloria B
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After rafting on Clear Creek, a guide suggested this hike for the afternoon. Easy to find, but limited parking in the lots. Park in the 2nd lot if possible, as the hike to the trailhead is downhill. We hiked to the lake at the base of St. Mary's Glacier, and it was physically challenging because of the altitude. I felt... More 

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Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in Idaho Springs ,Colorado is this short but well worth it hike. This is a 3/4 mile hike to the bottom of the glacier area and pretty much constantly up up up and it does start out rather rocky so be prepared with footwear with good grip and bring water. Next time I would pack a lunch in my... More 

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Thank Skiangel2u
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

NO parking; no Rangers; no rules. Be careful especially if jumping from cliff into the lake. It is a very nice place to hike up a mountain.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's a little challenging to climb up the trail, especially if you're not used to the elevation. there is a $5 dollar parking fee that is based on the honor system. the hike isn't bad and once you get to the top, there is a beautiful, cold lake and a snow melt on the summit.

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Thank ogau2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike up with difficult with all the rocks, but well worth it. We hiked up the mountain to the right, which was also treacherous because of unstable rocks, no clear path. There were several skiers enjoying the knee-high packed snow in July! Good place to bring a dog hiking too, but watch their paw pads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A M A Z I N G! This place was a decent hike and the reward was so incredibly sweet! I would recommend to anyone who wants to see nature at its finest!

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Thank Shannon N
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son had on his bucket list to walk on a glacier so after some internet searching we found that there was an accessible glacier just 2 hours from where we live. Excellent! It was a beautiful day trip and I would recommend it highly. Pros Only 1 1/2 mile round trip in length though it is steep on the... More 

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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, good way to spend an afternoon or morning. Nice drive up the mountain to parking, then a brisk uphill walk to a beautiful spot. I recommend it.

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Bristol, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, you need to fill out a form to leave on your dash, and put the carbon copy with $5 (cash or check) in the envelope provided into the lock box to park, then you walk up, up, and up. You can take a side trail off to the right to follow a nice waterfall up and then rejoin the... More 

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