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St. Mary's Glacier Trail

 4.2 (37)

Length


1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


1,214' 370 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

11,627' 3,544 m

High

10,414' 3,174 m

Low

Shared By Andrew Greene

Conditions


Minor Issues 5 days ago
Snowy History

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A rocky climb up to the glacier and lake.

Andrew Greene

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Swimming · Views

Family Friendly Older kids will love the novelty of dipping their feet in the icy waters of the lake, and of being able to play in the snow, even during the summer.

Description

The views at the top of this strenuous trail are well worth the high altitude hike. The trail goes from wide enough for a jeep to narrower with more numerous individual trails branching off through the woods. They all end up coming back together on the east side of Saint Mary's Lake. From there, take the bridge to cross the stream near the dam and continue up to the glacier.

It is about a mile hike from the lake to the glacier. From there, the trail continues approximately another mile up to a junction with Kingson Peak. Spectacular views of the area can be enjoyed along the whole journey, but the junction with the Kingston Peak Trail will provide the best photo ops.

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Oct 27, 2018
Joe Martinez
Windy windy 40 degrees Many people could not go past the lake We hike up to near top of glacier Turned back because of wind and steep terrain
Sep 23, 2018
Brian Minarcik
Sep 15, 2018
Annette Deering
Short, steep and gorgeous!! Aspens are all changing to yellow...gorgeous day but very busy!
Sep 9, 2018
Cody Coombe
3mi
Sep 1, 2018
Becks Zirlin
1.9mi
Aug 13, 2018
samanyy
Jul 24, 2018
Carolyn Jungels
Jul 13, 2018
April Thompson
1.9mi

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 37 votes

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in St. Mary's

#7

in Colorado

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