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A challenging mountain biking trail located outside of Boulder.

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Spectacular Views and Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
Beachykeen0925
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

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 very wide and clearly marked. You will see some old abandoned mine buildings along the way, which is really neat. There is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this hike and it was one of the most beautiful places in the world. Hike is fairly easy, when you come over the ridge and see the lake, it's indescribable. So beautiful.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

You have to hike a little, but the pay off in the end is out of a movie! The trail is very doable, and also quite SQUATCHIE! We had a blast on this trip and once you see the Glacier and its lake you will truly believe there is a GOD and he made this place! We LOVED this!

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

It was a very nice hike...short and easy..nice lake and views. It was SOOO WINDY..bring your gloves, and hat. Parking fee is $5. Next time I will bring my kids..planning of doing it next summer.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

If you like hiking and beautiful views, then St. Mary's glacier is for you. There is a short hike, .5 miles, to the glacier from the parking lot. You can take a longer hike if you would like. The glacier was really fun and a nice sight. The view from the glacier is amazing. You can see the surrounding mountains... More 

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Eagle Grove, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

Hiking the 3/4 mile up to St. Mary's Glacier is more than worth it. The parking is $5 per vehicle. When you get to the glacier - you see mountains, snow, and a lake - words don't do it justice. The 9 mile drive north from the Idaho Springs exit takes longer than you might expect. We spent a week... More 

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denver, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2009

After a day at the indian hot springs we hiked up St. Mary's Glacier. It was a short somewhat steep hike. ( people were sledding down the trail, and my 20 month old could not walk in the snow. My wife and I had no issues ) The view at the end was great. We hung around the lake for... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2003

To arrive at St. Mary's Glacier, take I70 about 30 minutes west of Denver, to Exit 238. From there, take County Rd. 275, Fall River Rd., about 12 miles north to St. Mary's Glacier trailhead. There is abundant lodging available (motels, lodges, B&B's, resorts) in Idaho Springs, Empire, and Georgetown. All are within 12 miles of Exit 238, and they... More 

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