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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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Another oft missed attraction

This is a really cool thing to see that we had not done previously in 16 years of living here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah S
Denver, Colorado, United States
Short and very rewarding hike up

This spot was amazing. So beautiful yet completely tucked away. I couldn't believe this area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel W
Golden, Colorado
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really cool thing to see that we had not done previously in 16 years of living here. There is parking and then a little walk up through a gravely/rocky hike. The turnoff for the glacier is not well marked and luckily I...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot was amazing. So beautiful yet completely tucked away. I couldn't believe this area existed so close to the roads. It took us about 20 minutes to get up to the glacier lake, going slowly. Once up to the little lake, there were more...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Left hiking poles in the parking lot if found please call 3) 901- 7580 THANKS! Short hike to the lake or longer if you like to the top of the glacier!

Thank qwerty86862018
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I heard @ this hike on a ski lift in winter park and since it was on the way back to Denver we gave it a try. So glad we did! Easy trail to get to off I 70 and pretty drive to the parking...More

Thank lpbaran
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is a short hike up to the lake. In the summer there are people swimming and skiing so it is a fun trip for anyone new to Colorado. You can continue to hike up although there is no definite trail.

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 11 December 2017

There are 2 parking lots (each $5) and the trailhead is between the two lots. There was snow on most of the trail, but still some gravel/rocky sections. It was in the 20s and very windy when we hiked in mid-December. It is 3/4 of...More

2  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is worth the hike but the glacier is very small now. The hike is a ton a rocks and boulders but the incline isn't bad.

Thank Erin P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The weather forecast for an early November day was 40mph winds and 60% chance of rain. We drove to the trailhead and had only very light snow and reasonable winds, with a peek of sunshine now and then. It was gorgeous! We had a couple...More

Thank WalawalaFam
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent time fishing and swimming amongst the icebergs in the first week of November. Just a short 40 minute drive from Golden! Totally recommend people to go and enjoy

Thank NateGabig
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to find a hike that my boyfriend and I could both do. I have asthma so this short hike seemed like a good initial intro into Denvers beautiful mountainside. You hit a good altitude, so even my uber athletic boyfriend was out of...More

1  Thank Lovey13
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3 July 2017|
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Response from MortyNik | Reviewed this property |
Sure is.
Hong Y
13 March 2017|
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Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
no, too many boulders and big rocks (if it is snowed in)