St Mary's Glacier, Idaho Springs

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  • 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 n...  more »
  • 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. Onc...  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • Expect a rocky hike up to the glacier, but when you get there it is breathtaking. The glacier itself doesn't seem very large (at least from what we could see from the immediate area), but the views of the mountains behind are stunning. Looks like the trail continues past the glacier as well. There is a $5 drop box for parking, so bring exact change. There is an outhouse in the parking area for public use. Great hike/experience if you are visiting Denver and don't have enough time to make it out to rocky mountain national park.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Colorado native and still blown away each time I visit. Cool little hike up to the base, incredible water front with views for days. Close parking and even bathrooms if you need. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to enjoy Colorado‚Äôs unique scenery. Check it out!
  • Great place to bring kids or dogs. there are really awesome places to explore, and you can hike the glacier and go right over it as there is another peak right behind it, with an awesome meadow. Due to elevation i would return in the later summer months. Too much snow everywhere to explore everything. Love this place and all the views it has.
  • The hike was spectacular! The views of the glacier were amazing. Wishing man didn't melt the way most of it so there would be more glacier to see!
  • A great hike for all. If you go during or after November make sure you wear boots. Boots not required at first but as you go far farther up you will be glad you brought them. Gorgeous views and bringing dogs is an added plus!

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