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St. Mary's Glacier Loop, Colorado

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#179 of 246 in Trails in Colorado
Saint Mary's Glacier is a semi-permanent snowfield located in Arapaho National Forest in the U.S. state of Colorado. Saint Mary's Glacier is 2.5mi southeast of James Peak.
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  • It is a heavy road, is long, but worth the effort... the Lake Saint Mary's where thaws the Saint Mary's glacier is a paradisiacal place... take shelter because there was ice everything stays cold.
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  • This is an absolutely beautiful location, no words can describe it. Allow plenty of drive time to get there. Parking is a self-pay $5 fee. The hike itself is up a rocky trail about 3/4 a mile, but ver...  more »
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  • Beautiful place all year. Very drastic altitude change, so you'll want to bring a jacket and sunscreen when you're at altitude.
  • What a wonderful place to go hiking. Located at about 3300m, this place has a small glacier to climb on and a glacier lake to swim in. The view from the glacier is fantastic, and the hike up not too strenuous. Even my 5 year old was able to do it and I carried my 1 year old, and my 73 year old Dad was with us. You might have to hurry though, as also this glacier is receding.

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