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St. Mary's Glacier

7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4449
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Hidden glacier

As many times as we’ve visited Colorado we didn’t know there was a good hike without hiking 12... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lubesdad
via mobile
St. Mary's Glacier is a MUST SEE

We arrived around 4:00, which was perfect because most of the people were leaving, so very few cars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MelEtheredge
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New Braunfels, Texas
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (26 reviews)
“great hike” (22 reviews)
“hiking boots” (10 reviews)
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7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-4449
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"high altitude"
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"beautiful lake"
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"wear good shoes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As many times as we’ve visited Colorado we didn’t know there was a good hike without hiking 12 miles we found this hike on trip advisor and loved it. The only complaint we had and maybe we just don’t know the rules for hiking with...More

1  Thank lubesdad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 4:00, which was perfect because most of the people were leaving, so very few cars in the parking lot and at the Glacier, once we got there. Make sure and bring $5 cash for parking. Once parked you walk up the road...More

Thank MelEtheredge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike was nice and short. I recommend going early because the two paid parking lots filled up fast. You want to be at the lake and glacier when there’s less people there. I irritates me is people w/dogs who don’t pick after their dogs...More

Thank Na Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took us less than an hour to hike up, enjoy the view, and hike back. But people can and do spend the entire day. Gorgeous.

Thank LeezFamily
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our large group included two cars, small children, and multi-ages of adults. Some of us were in better shape than others, so the climb was a challenge to a few. The parking is limited so arriving early for that aspect is as important as beating...More

Thank ReddogTechmom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hike up to play in the snow in the middle of July! GPS is not real helpful in finding the parking area for this hike. You want to be in Alice, Co. and stay on Falls River Road, there are two parking lots....More

4  Thank Don G
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Up a mountain hike but well worth it. Took me about 40 minutes of taking my time and a taking breaks to get to the glacier but so worth the view at the top. Dogs are welcome but please don’t leave the dog waste bags...More

Thank Stacy R
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My husband & I decided this was our favorite part of our trip. It's a bit of a steep hike up to the glacier but totally worth it! Not great for small children, elderly or anyone with special needs due to the steep uneven rocks...More

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Took my husband who hiked to the lake and stopped there to fish and 2 teens who continued with me up the glacier. They totally enjoyed the snow capped mountain and we have lots of slipping and sliding videos to prove it! Definitely do not...More

Thank kellycY7296QZ
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

- I believe this is on private property and the owner wants $5.00 a car. Remember to take a $5.00 bill (no change provided) and a writing instrument. You need to fill out a form (have your license plate number written down) and submit with...More

2  Thank eonny
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6sue0
8 August 2018|
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Response from Heather J | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any children while I was there.
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Lawrence H
23 July 2018|
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Response from Heather J | Reviewed this property |
They close the park at night, sorry no camping.
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SusanQ598
13 July 2018|
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Response from Precious1123 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest going up Mount Evens. It’s a beautiful drive (but a little scary since the some of the roads are narrow). I’m sure there is snow up there it’s over 14,000 ft up. There are several places to pull over and play in... More
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