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St. Mary's Glacier Trail

 25 votes

Length

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


Elevation

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

Conditions


Bad / Closed 11 days ago
Snowy, Icy - Very windy, lots of snow and icy in the shadows History

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A rocky climb up to the glacier and lake.

Andrew Greene

Overview

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.
Dogs: Leashed

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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Apr 11, 2018
Allison Ellington
Lots of snow! 1.9mi
Apr 8, 2018
Bryse Paffile
Mar 4, 2018
Erin Steven
Feb 25, 2018
Tyler Kanaval
only made it 1/2 mile past glacier to 11,000 ft. will return in spring
Jan 27, 2018
Andrea C
Nov 26, 2017
Elaine Meyer
Hard 2.9mi
Nov 19, 2017
Renee Romano
Nov 19, 2017
Bert van Leeuwen
Very windy at the lake and down the glacier. 2.4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 25 votes

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