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St. Mary's Glacier

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Address: 7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Good for out of town visitors

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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: start onto the trail by following the chain link fence along the road. At the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to own lake front property. Getting ready to build a canon on the lake this spring. Love it up there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 the valley is beautiful. bring ski's, snowboard or tube all times of year to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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.

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Pinole, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Hiking up to the glacier is a must, and up there it's gorgeous. Lots of people though. Hike carefully due to lots of rocks on path and high altitude. Take water, wear appropriate shoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

(Don't do this hungover like I did) Ricky climb but you can go at your own pace. I think it's a mile until you get to the "desired area" which is a basin with a beautiful lake and mountain views. Good for all ages and fitness types but low oxygen makes it a little difficult at times if you're not... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stop and hike up the Glacier and then we hike up to the top behind the Glacier. We have seen other with there skies hiking up to be able to ski down the summer time. If you end up coming down the wrong way you will end up wet.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped on the way to Keystone. Hike up was OK and you can clearly see where to go. The views are amazing. Sad part- doggy poop bags are everywhere.

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