St. Mary's Glacier

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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 November until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

lake

views

hiking
20 hours ago

Great view!

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1 day ago

Perfect distance for after work hike with toddler in the backpack.

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3 days ago

I went late in the day (after 5pm) on a weekend to avoid crowds. Two pay parking lots that I'm sure receive a lot of use. Several were packing up or leaving the trail as I was hitting it. here was one other female hiker and two male out of towners that were on the trail. Otherwise it was quiet and I enjoyed sitting on a rock up by the snow and viewing the lake and jumping fish. Gorgeous!

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4 days ago

An easy hike up to a stunning view of a glacial lake. Not far out of town, so easily doable for visitors with not much time.

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nice place!:)

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked this trail with friends, all visiting from sea level on the East Coast. It was our 2nd full day in CO. We are all very fit but diligent about hydration due to the elevation change. We arrived at 8:30am to a 1/2 full parking lot, by the time we were done around 12:45 the lot was packed. Recommend doing this hike early if you enjoy some peace and quiet and the company of serious hikers. It was loaded with families with little kids and big groups by midday.

We hiked up the glacier (challenging but worth the effort) and past the top of the glacier to the flat land and beyond. We turned LEFT to Loch Lomond Overlook. Total trip was 6.0 miles. It was a fantastic hike for a fit bunch looking for a couple hours of challenge and a rewarding view. We were treated to watching brave skiers and snow boarders on the glacier on our way down. Finished off the afternoon with lunch at Westbound and Down in Idaho Springs.

Enjoy!

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