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St. Mary's Glacier Trail

 4.3 (30)

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


All Clear 14 days ago
Mostly Dry - Mostly dry, a few areas of mud right around the snow but very doable. 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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Jul 13, 2018
April Thompson
1.9mi
Jul 8, 2018
Lee Sosebee
Jun 16, 2018
Patrick Csongei
Hiked up some of the glacier but didn't go all the way to the top. Views were great but weather coming in forced us to come down 2.3mi — 1h 02m
Jun 9, 2018
Eliane Zalewski
7mi — 4h 00m
May 5, 2018
Floyd Hartley
4mi
Apr 21, 2018
Andy Mcguffin
Apr 11, 2018
Allison Ellington
Lots of snow! 1.9mi
Apr 8, 2018
Bryse Paffile

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 30 votes

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in St. Mary's

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in St. Mary's

#7

in Colorado

#25

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