Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing trails in Arapaho National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Saint Mary's Glacier

hiking
1 day ago

Fun short trail. Nice steady incline. If you stay on the higher rocks along the trail, it’s a lot easier than slipping and sliding. Pretty icy definitely wear shoes with traction! The water was frozen and you can walk across. Was a little chilly but beautiful!

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

A beautiful trail but be ready for a climb.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

hiking
icy
off trail
snow
1 day ago

Turned around a little over 4 miles into the hike because of how deep the snow was getting. The trail that you see on the App, will not be the trail/path that you take. But they were clearly taken by other people. It gets a little sketchy at some points. - can’t wait to revisit the trail during summer

Good easier hike. Went afternoon of 11/9 and early winter conditions abound! Snow, ice, mud and dirt. No snowshoes necessary, but microspikes were handy. Windy at the top, but a lovely hike.

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icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Initially a bit steep but definitely doable. A few slick spots but otherwise mostly packed snow. A few areas of mud on the flatter areas. Very nice hike and easy.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

It’s been about 7 days since the last snowstorm and there’s a lot of ice and snow to deal with. With that said you can definitely manage this hike with just hiking boots but our trekking poles were super helpful since we didn’t have spikes yet. Super super pretty but the lake is frozen and snowed over

hiking
snow
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Only had spikes. Turned back at the deep snow.

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icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
2 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
3 days ago

Amazing trail would highly recommend a minimum or yaktraks for your footwear but more aggressive traction ing system would be nice. Also would recommend trekking poles we did not have any but they would have been nice to have. Otherwise amazing hike.

hiking
fee
icy
snow
6 days ago

Great little winter hike! Would definitely recommend spikes and poles if you want to go up the glacier a bit.

hiking
icy
snow
7 days ago

Really quick hike and the views are just INCREDIBLE! Truly would’ve done an all day hike just to make it to that view so we’re thankful it’s just a short trek to see it. We’ll definitely be back. Do be careful though it is very icy and slippery throughout. We went and bought spikes immediately after!

hiking
icy
snow
8 days ago

Hiked here last weekend. Absolutely gorgeous and a fun, short hike! Lots of slick snow and ice in some areas. I would recommend trekking poles this time of year

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