St. Mary's Glacier and surrounding area

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St. Mary's Glacier and surrounding area

Sightseeing

St. Mary's glacier is actually a permanent snowfield for which St. Mary's gets it's namesake. The views are beautiful and you can bring skis or a snowboard year-round. It's an easy enough hike for small children, but has many variations for the more intense hikers.
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St Mary's Glacier Trailhead
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St. Mary's glacier is actually a permanent snowfield for which St. Mary's gets it's namesake. The views are beautiful and you can bring skis or a snowboard year-round. It's an easy enough hike for small children, but has many variations for the more intense hikers.
Clear Creek is the second most-rafted river in Colorado. The guides at Clear Creek rafting company do a great job providing a fun, safe experience for new and intermediate rafters.
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Clear Creek Rafting Co.
350 Whitewater Road
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Clear Creek is the second most-rafted river in Colorado. The guides at Clear Creek rafting company do a great job providing a fun, safe experience for new and intermediate rafters.
A challenging hike past the glacier to a 13er for the more adventurous. Over 8 miles round-trip. Make sure to summit and get below treeline before noon in the summer.
James Peak
A challenging hike past the glacier to a 13er for the more adventurous. Over 8 miles round-trip. Make sure to summit and get below treeline before noon in the summer.
Tour the Argo Gold Mill! Idaho Springs is the start of the gold rush and here's a great piece of history. You'll also notice a carbide lamp on top of the fireplace in the house. Miners filled it with carbide and when mixed with water it produces a flammable gas that can be lit. Old-school headlamps!
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Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel
2350 Riverside Drive
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Tour the Argo Gold Mill! Idaho Springs is the start of the gold rush and here's a great piece of history. You'll also notice a carbide lamp on top of the fireplace in the house. Miners filled it with carbide and when mixed with water it produces a flammable gas that can be lit. Old-school headlamps!

Food scene

The best pizza place nearby -- be sure to get the mountain crust. Wonderful stuffed crust!
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Beau Jo's Idaho Springs
1517 Miner Street
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The best pizza place nearby -- be sure to get the mountain crust. Wonderful stuffed crust!
Idaho Spring's famous brewery. You may have seen some of the brews being sold around Colorado.
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Tommyknocker Brewery
1401 Miner Street
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Idaho Spring's famous brewery. You may have seen some of the brews being sold around Colorado.
Named one of the "11 best Colorado resturaunts outside of Denver". Lacking vegetarian options, so I've never personally been, but let me know what's best to order ;).
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Smokin Yard's BBQ
900 W 1st Ave
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Named one of the "11 best Colorado resturaunts outside of Denver". Lacking vegetarian options, so I've never personally been, but let me know what's best to order ;).

City/town information

Closest town to St. Mary's and the gateway to everything in Colorado on I-70. Check out the shopping, rafting and restaurants and stop by Safeway. Parking is paid for most of the city.
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Idaho Springs
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Closest town to St. Mary's and the gateway to everything in Colorado on I-70. Check out the shopping, rafting and restaurants and stop by Safeway. Parking is paid for most of the city.
An oldschool town with a classic feel. Check out the historical train rides in Colorado. Wider variety of resturaunts and shops than Idaho Springs and only 10 minutes west on I-70.
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Georgetown
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An oldschool town with a classic feel. Check out the historical train rides in Colorado. Wider variety of resturaunts and shops than Idaho Springs and only 10 minutes west on I-70.

Grocery

Idaho Springs has one grocery store. Safeway. The next closest stores are in Evergreen.
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Safeway
2425 Miner Street
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Idaho Springs has one grocery store. Safeway. The next closest stores are in Evergreen.

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Respect Colorado's Outdoor areas

Colorado's outdoor areas are our pride and joy! A famous graffiti artist once painted a boulder and it went VERY unappreciated. Some things are better left in cities. - Leave no trace, take all trash with you. - Don't bother the wildlife. Dogs on leash in wilderness areas. - Stay on trail and don't stomp the flowers! - Be aware of fire restrictions. - Pack up camping food in bear bags at night. - Urinate at least 100ft from the nearest water source -- or in a bathroom (yes, really).