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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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So gorgeous

We live in Boulder and have been wanting to go to St. Mary's Glacier for a while. Decided to knock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Renee R
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Great Little Hike

This past weekend we decided to check out St. Mary's Glacier. I am glad we did. The hike is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hazlet, New Jersey
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live in Boulder and have been wanting to go to St. Mary's Glacier for a while. Decided to knock it off our places to go this past weekend. We have a 10 yr old and 6 yr old. It had snowed this past week...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend we decided to check out St. Mary's Glacier. I am glad we did. The hike is not that long, nor difficult. There was still some snow in some spots of the trail which made it a little slippery. You just have to...More

1  Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the day after a large snowfall but it was still pretty and worth it. You couldn't see the glacier because snow was everywhere, but it was beautiful and definitely an unusual experience. The wind was very strong at the glacier and the hike...More

Thank jennifer1347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was bit cold and windy at the top in April, but if you have the right clothes probably not too bad.

Thank justinhamilton81
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place! We rented a cabin for the weekend, with a great view of the glacier, and loved the sightseeing!

Thank OklahomaT
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

St Mary's is a good hike to allow out of town guests see an alpine lake and great views without too much exertion. Lots of complaints about the lack of trail markings but directions are posted at the parking lot and it is very simple:...More

2  Thank divadenver
Reviewed February 15, 2017

You can drive most of the way up the mountain and park ($5 parking fee) and walk straight up about 30 minutes and you are treated to the most gorgeous view. Definitely worth the hike up.

Thank BeasleyKRB
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Love hiking and Snow shoeing the Saint Mary's. Reasonable price for parking. The hike to the Glacier is easy and fun Follow the main path or along the creek. The lake is a great place to camp any time of year. Once atop the glacier...More

Thank Hosp16
Reviewed January 21, 2017

great with family. great for kids. looked like a lot of fun for adventure seekers and the people skiing down the mountain, narrowly missing the glacial lake in the distance.

Thank Brad A
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Glacier was a little underwhelming to be truthful but... gorgeous hike with lake and views. Trail splits with left going up and up with great views. Right goes by the lake and then you can hike to glacier.

1  Thank suepass71
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Looking for info from someone who's been recently. Will hiking boots be sufficient at the end of April 2017? Never been but bringing an out of town guest, so want to ensure we have appropriate footwear. How early would we need to arrive on a Friday to get parking? Thanks in advance!
April 17, 2017|
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Hong Y
Do we need to wear snowshoes for hiking?
March 13, 2017|
Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
no, too many boulders and big rocks (if it is snowed in)
How long is this hike?
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
A lot of hoping and balancing. Not easy.