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Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

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Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools

From US$ 199 per person

Venture to St. Mary's Glacier from Denver. After exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoying some surprises along the way, travel through a mining town, eat pizza, and soak in natural geothermal cave pools.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the beauty of the Rocky Mountains
  • Explore a lake on top of a mountain
  • Sled or swim (depending on the season)
  • Stop for Beau Jo's famous Colorado Mountain Pizza and explore where the Gold Rush began
  • Take a dip in the historic Indian geothermal hot springs
Full description
Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier, ascending through the stunning Colorado Forest and ending with breathtaking panoramic lake views. With swimming and sledding included, this 1.5-mile hike is a popular hike in Colorado. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Beau Jo's Mountain Pizza in Idaho Springs, which has been around since 1880 and is one of Colorado's hidden gems. Idaho Springs has a population of 1,717 people, and is a gold-mining town founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush. Following lunch, your tour visits another historic landmark where you can soak in the natural geothermal cave pools, perfect for sore muscles after hiking.
  • All day transportation to and from Denver
  • Parking fees for stops throughout the day
  • General tour photos of the whole group
  • All equipment
  • Water
  • Light snack at the mountaintop
  • Admission to the geothermal hot springs
  • DSLR camera and photos
  • Sleds (in winter)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet in downtown at Ink Coffee (1920 17th St, Denver, CO 80202) across the street from Whole Foods and close to Union Station. It's easily accessible via public transportation or taxi. Driving is not recommended as parking can be expensive and difficult to find. However, if you plan on driving you can park a couple of blocks away at Indigo Hotel 1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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My friend and I were visiting CO and wanted to hike without worrying where to go and what to do. Tyler and Bree were amazing guides!! They were so fun, accommodating and friendly. I cannot say enough great things about this tour and the guides. I am looking forward to my next trip to CO and tour with Adventure Colorado Tours!

August 10, 2021

From start to finish Noah was the best tour guide; he genuinely loves what he does! Denver has the most nice people so far I have met and Noah is just a prime example of that. Next time me and my friend come to Denver I’ll be sure to book a tour again!

December 7, 2020

Tyler, our guide, was super nice. I couldn't have picked a better tour to see as much as I did in my short 2 days stay in Denver. The mountains, lake, waterfalls, glacier, geothermal pools and the town we stopped in for lunch were all so picturesque. I will use A.C.T. again on my next trip there.

September 20, 2020

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