St. Mary's Glacier

St. Mary's Glacier

St. Mary's Glacier


10 Years Experience

Specialized in Camping & Trekking

2.6 Kilometer Out and Back

Idaho Springs, Colorado

April and October

Dogs Are Permitted

Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail

Learn about this 2.6-kilometer out-and-back path near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Route is generally regarded as moderately difficult. Because this is a popular region for cross-country skiing, fishing, and hiking, you'll very certainly run into other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between April and October. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

This trip to Saint Mary's Glacier, located near Idaho Springs, Colorado, offers spectacular vistas as well as the opportunity to visit a beautiful alpine lake and glacier. The glacier is best visited in the summer. The snow-covered terrain throughout the winter also provides some spectacular vistas from the summit. If you are planning to explore this path during the winter months, To complete the course on the glacier, you will need technical equipment. It's also a good idea to keep an eye on avalanche conditions if you're going on a hike in Colorado during the winter.

After a short way on Saint Mary's Trail, you will arrive to the lake. This beautiful lake is a nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The pathway continues until you reach the glacier, where the clear route disappears and you must forge your own path. There are numerous options to explore the lake and glacier before returning the way you came.

Take Exit 238 and follow Fall River Road to the trailhead parking lot.