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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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We live in Boulder and have been wanting to go to St. Mary's Glacier for a while. Decided to knock it off our places to go this past weekend. We have a 10 yr old and 6 yr old... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We live in Boulder and have been wanting to go to St. Mary's Glacier for a while. Decided to knock it off our places to go this past weekend. We have a 10 yr old and 6 yr old. It had snowed this past week so we brought our snowshoes. I glad we did. We ended up snowshoeing right up... More 

Thank Renee R
Hazlet, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend we decided to check out St. Mary's Glacier. I am glad we did. The hike is not that long, nor difficult. There was still some snow in some spots of the trail which made it a little slippery. You just have to be careful. Once you make your way up to the glacier it is beautiful. Def.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the day after a large snowfall but it was still pretty and worth it. You couldn't see the glacier because snow was everywhere, but it was beautiful and definitely an unusual experience. The wind was very strong at the glacier and the hike interesting with all the snow. Definitely worth the $5 to park.

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was bit cold and windy at the top in April, but if you have the right clothes probably not too bad.

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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place! We rented a cabin for the weekend, with a great view of the glacier, and loved the sightseeing!

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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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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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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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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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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