Private (up to 7 people): Gold Mine and Hike St. Mary's Glacier

11 Ratings
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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

This tour blends adventure and education. Children and adults will enjoy hiking St. Mary's Glacier. This is a high altitude (over 10,000ft.) semipermanent snow field located an hour from Denver. Amazingly, on a hot summer day you will find people skiing and sledding the glacier while others are cliff jumping into the frigid lake. You may want to bring your bathing suit and attempt a dip into the icy lake water! After our morning hike we head to Idaho Springs for lunch at BeauJo's pizzeria and some free time to stroll through this quaint mining town. Next it's time to stimulate the cerebral cortex! We will hike back down to the van and drive to the Phoenix Gold Mine. A local expert will guide you through the mine, teach you how to pan for gold, and provide the tools you need to test your own luck at finding gold. If the weather is in our favor, you will practice your new skills in the river.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: St. Mary's Glacier

Children and adults will enjoy hiking to St. Mary's Glacier Lake. Spend some free time walking around the lake, taking pictures and if you are very brave, you can attempt a dip in the icy lake water. So bring a bathing suit and towel just in case!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Idaho Springs

Enjoy lunch at BeauJo's pizza and take some free time to stroll through this quaint mining town.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Phoenix Gold Mine

After a morning of fun at the glacier lake we will drive to Phoenix gold mine for a tour of the mine and a fun afternoon of panning for gold in the river.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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