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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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A lovely view!

As a pair of seventy-year-olds, we were unsure about the hike but it was relatively easy as long as we took our time. I recommend this hike for anyone who is able to comfortably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Skip R
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Shawano, Wisconsin
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Shawano, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a pair of seventy-year-olds, we were unsure about the hike but it was relatively easy as long as we took our time. I recommend this hike for anyone who is able to comfortably hike a rough trail.

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Thank Skip R
Knoxville, TN
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When on vacation in Colorado we wanted to do something scenic and a few locals recommended going to Idaho Springs and checking this out. I'm glad we did. A few things you should know. Apple maps is slightly incorrect in it's directions. We drove another 1/4th to 1/2 mile until we saw the parking lot. The parking lot is self... More 

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Thank Ratchet_of_Knoxville
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring five bucks cash for the parking lot! You can swim, hike, picnic, play on the snow. We went a couple of times. The hike in is a little challenging for flatlanders like us! But a nice 30 minute trek with rewarding views.

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Thank Nicolio1313
Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too difficult of a hike up and worth the time to get some great views. The lake at the bottom of the glacier is beautiful

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Thank mattamilian
Independence, Missouri
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly quick hike. A hour for average person. Very rocky, so protect ankles with a pair of high or mid top boots if you've got them. Signage is poor so follow the main road north from parking lot (up hill). NOT across the street. Nice spot to lunch at the top, on a lake. No bugs just ground squirrels... More 

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Thank GGFord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the top of the glacier. Well worth the trek if you have time. Hike is about 30 minutes and how high you go is up to you. Dog friendly and great relaxing spot.

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Thank Luke S
Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we went. Whoever lied to us and said this is a lite hike seriously lied. Heart conditions with people in our group! And if you are from lower altitude states, this is very hard for some people. It was worth buying trekking poles and hiking boots, just for this hike. We would do it again but beware if... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your pen and $5 to pay for parking. There are two parking lots, #1 & #2. Both on the left side of the road with the trail between them. #1 is smaller but easier walk to the trail. You will pass #2 first. If you have a low slung car, watch out for the 3 - 4 inch drop... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you secure a parking spot you begin by hiking up a rocky trail for about 1 mile. Keep in mind the trail is all uphill and super rocky so it will take about 45 minutes until you get to the St Mary's Lake. Once you are at the lake you will get to see some pretty spectacular views. At... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the other reviews here cover the basics and I found that helfpul but here's a few tips: *Arrive early if you can! We arrived just before 8am on a Sunday and there were already about 8 other cars in the parking lot. This gave us a bit of time to enjoy the hike and scenery without too many... More 

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