St. Mary's Glacier Trailhead

The St. Mary's Glacier Trailhead is located north west of Idaho Springs and provides access to the James Peak Wilderness area. It is located on private land and there is a fee to park.

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At a Glance

Fees: Fee is required to park on private land. Cash only.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply in the James Peak Wilderness:
  • Motorized equipment and mechanized transportation are prohibited.
  • Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times.
  • Campfires are prohibited year round.
  • Campsites must be at least 100 feet away from water and trail.
  • Group size is limited to 12 (people and livestock combined).
  • Processed weed-free feed is required for stock.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet.
Operated By: Private owner


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