St. Mary's Glacier is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
$5 parking fee
Great little hike. Go before the glacier is gone! Slept up here a few times. Always had a blast. Easy and fun hike for people of all ages and abilities. The trail head is on private land and costs 5 dollars. Totally worth it!
Love this nice little hike! It gets tougher as you get closer to the mountain. Would love to check it out in the summer!
incredable views, all up hill but worth it!
Did this two days ago. The trail was mostly packed snow. It was slippery in some spots so I'd recommend traction devices or good shoes. The lake is frozen enough to walk on. A lot of people let their dogs run off leash here - if yours can't play nice I wouldn't come here.
Parking lot tends to fill quickly and trail is heavily trafficked but I've enjoyed the views several times.
Was able to run the trail today. Packed snow, snowshoes not necessary.
Absolutely love this place! Trail that anyone can hike with ease and offers an amazing view once you get to the top. Highly recommended St Mary's Glacier.
Snow covered this time of year, but totally worth the amazing views. This is one of the best hikes I've done, and I always take my guests here to show off Colorado a little. Just remember it starts above 10,000 feet :)
we hiked this on Feb 18th. beautiful day, great hike. it was snow covered, so I recommend traction devises for your boots. Also, there are some steep spots, so light weight packs are advised.
Beautiful scenery and well worth the $5.00.
I will most likely do this hike again later in the spring.