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Rock House Trail

Intermediate
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This trail extends St. Mary's Glacier Trail and leads to a rock house after you get to the top of Mary's.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

11,680' 3,560 m

High

11,460' 3,493 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

159' 48 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Family Friendly Fun hike that starts with a lake.

Description

This trail follows the regular St. Mary's Glacier Trail until you get to the top of the glacier. Rather then going west to James peak you go south for a few miles. This will mostly be flat until you get to a very small incline of a few hundred feet near the "rock house". While following the trail you'll have great views to the south and west. You'll see a massive pile of rocks (this is the "house") with a mailbox in the middle. There is a note that you should bring a rock here and write a message on it and add it to the pile so you should come prepared and pack a rock with your message.

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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#2

in St. Mary's

#175

in Colorado

#1,137

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Mail Box at the Rock House
Apr 19, 2017 near Winter…, CO

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Jul 25, 2020
Marie Magro
Jun 8, 2019
Mike Amolsch
6 miles total, 730-1130! From Saint Mary's Glacier trail, rough terrain beginning- lots of snow still - tough going up! Great fun going down' 6mi