Saint Mary’s Glacier //Rose Ferrie
By: Rose Ferrie, Staff Reporter
Saint Mary’s Glacier is a beautiful hike that ends at a breathtaking lake and includes year round snow pack that you can enjoy. I have hiked this 1.5 mile hike, round trip, a few times in the past so I was familiar with the extremely rocky path and incline. It leads to a glacier and a beautiful lake; these views are breathtaking and you can take your hike even further if you want to climb up the snowpack and explore more. You can visit Idaho Springs; a cute mountain town that has a cool pizza place, Beau Jo's that is a Colorado classic. Beau Jo’s is known for their thick crusted pizza and for the famous trend of dipping pizza crust in honey; it is delicious!
I should say, I am an average, or below average hiker so I enjoy some quick and easy ones, usually nothing more than 3 miles and nothing terribly strenuous so keep that in mind when I say that Saint Mary’s is a fairly easy route. If you are thinking this hike may be something you would like to try, I can tell you it makes for a quick and fun day trip, and the drive time is only about an hour or less from school. I will warn you, the path is very rocky so that can make it a little tough due to the difficult terrain. Other parts of the hike are fairly steep, but totally rewarding once you get to the glacier. All in all an amazing hike for anyone wanting an easy, day trip to a beautiful location. So grab your boots, some water and sunscreen and head to the mountains this weekend while we still have sunshine!