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St. Mary's Glacier Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
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

Description

The views at the top of this strenuous trail are well worth the high altitude run. 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 run 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 1, 2019
Sarah Marie
4mi
Aug 30, 2018
Kyle Stephen
Very cool. Was able to do this with a one year old on my back. Although I took him off when I went all the way to the top of the mountain
Aug 21, 2018
Phoebe Anne

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  4.3 from 52 votes

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St. Mary's Glacier Lake in October
Oct 10, 2019 near Central…, CO
St. Mary's Glacier
Mar 13, 2019 near Central…, CO
April can still bring heavy snow to St. Mary's Lake.
Apr 4, 2017 near Central…, CO
St Mary's Lake in December
Jul 31, 2019 near Central…, CO
Rocky Trail leading up to St. Mary's Glacier Lake
Oct 10, 2019 near Central…, CO
Make a stop at the lake before you head up through the snow for the rest of the trail.
Jun 4, 2017 near Central…, CO

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