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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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The view!

A 3/4 mile hike can feel like a 5 mile hike if you aren't acclimated to the altitude (I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chester, Virginia
Stunning! Definitely walk the circumference of the lake to the waterfall! NEED SERIOUS 4x4 to get there!

We were a mix of advanced and beginners with an 11 year old and we walked counter clockwise the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vista, California
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449

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Reviewed yesterday

A 3/4 mile hike can feel like a 5 mile hike if you aren't acclimated to the altitude (I wasn't)...but the end if the trail has an awesome payoff. The walk back is much easier ;-)

Thank mokumegani
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a mix of advanced and beginners with an 11 year old and we walked counter clockwise the lake to the waterfall. It was definitely longer way but easier the first half. The second half going back was a bit of beginner rock scaling...More

Thank takemehome2sandiego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking time away from work to visit this nostalgic piece of history was an absolute trip to see in person! The long decent into cold, thin air was absolutely worth the hike to see before our very eyes. One day we will be able to...More

Thank Steve-o L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!! It is incredibly beautiful! Get up there early before everyone else! We took our two girls 12 and 9 and it was their favorite hike of our whole trip! You will come up the road to 2 parking lots where you pay your $5...More

1  Thank Caressa V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot but the number of off-leash dogs running around shaking their wet fur on people, people operating noisy drones and people blasting musics from their iphones was really annoying. Try to come when its not busy is the lesson learned I guess.

Thank friendlyinsomniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started off in the lower parking lot because there were no spots left in other lot. We should have asked to be dropped off at the starting point instead. Yep- coming from someone with knees that decided too much volleyball in younger years -...More

1  Thank dedez1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So first off I should warn you, if you are from anywhere with a lower altitude- THIS WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY! It is a bit of a hard climb bc of that but totally worth it! I went this morning and have been home...More

3  Thank Emily R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly easy hike to amazing views. Sand and Snow all in the same place. Hike in with your skis or snowboard and ski down the glacier. Only place you can ski and jump in the water (if you are brave enough) year round!

Thank dtimes4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtakingly beautiful. My best advice is to take your time with the challenging climb but plan to spend plenty of time at the top. Your reward awaits!

Thank mcjandd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation of friends. It well exceeded our expectations. We were amazed and blown away. The hike in is rugged and steep in spots, but only about 3/4 mile each way. The trail is not marked particularly well and you may need to stop...More

1  Thank KajunDaddy
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3 July 2017|
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Response from MortyNik | Reviewed this property |
Sure is.
Hong Y
13 March 2017|
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Response from Gander G | Reviewed this property |
no, too many boulders and big rocks (if it is snowed in)