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blue St. Mary's Glacier Trail

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,214' 370 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 11,627' 3,544 m
Low: 10,414' 3,174 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Greene

A rocky climb up to the glacier and lake.

Andrew Greene

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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Jun 17, 2019
Matt Culpepper
Up to top of the rock at the pass. World class views. 2mi
Jun 12, 2019
Kat Chorman
hiked with Sandra Maldonado. nice little hike but very rocky. would love to go again and hike further. 2mi
May 27, 2019
Kale Rogers
May 26, 2019
Jeff O
1.9mi — 2h 00m
May 5, 2019
Jeff Brillhart
Apr 2, 2019
John Ligon
Flurries — 10h 00m
Feb 21, 2019
Andrew Muzik
Packed snow, was amazing
Feb 3, 2019
Ryan William

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  4.2 from 44 votes

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