One of the cool things about traveling and having a blog is it forces you to do research and learn things…like…how many glaciers are in Colorado. Well not specifically how many…but is there more than the one I hiked which was St. Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs which is only an hour from Denver. If you read my last post you know St. Mary’s Glacier is only about a mile round trip–that it’s uphill and at an elevation of around 10,000 ft.
Here are some photos of the glacier and my girlfriend and I.
I was expecting the water to be turquoise because the only other glacier I’ve seen was in Glacier National Park and it looked like Caribbean water. But, as you can see, it was still beautiful! There were only a few other people who arrived after we did. One couple had a dog that liked to swim in the ice-cold water.
The colors reflected nicely in the water…
I love dead trees (and living trees) and these were especially pretty along the shore…
I crouched under this tree for this shot. I knew it would be cool looking!
On the 10 mile drive back down to I-70, we stopped so I could get a photograph of this home in the forest…
There’s something about twisty, winding roads!
Next, we’re headed to the little town of Golden, Colorado!
- Day 7: Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Park (holdonilltellyou.com)
- Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 2 (seattlepi.com)
- glacier national park & whitefish, montana photos | spokane travel photographer (debbiemitchellphotography.com)
- Hiking through St. Mary’s Glacier (livelifewholesome.com)
- Ancient Forest Thaws From Melting Glacial Tomb (livescience.com)
- Pollution, Not Rising Temperatures, May Have Melted Alpine Glaciers (npr.org)
- Thomasson, Thenell Win First Glacier Fest 5K (coloradorunnermag.com)
- The Landscape of Glacier National Park (nbushphotography.net)
- Nature’s ‘Good Tidings’ (eyeblinkfiction.wordpress.com)
- Hiking St. Mary’s Glacier (travelspirit333.com)