Denver: Glacier Hike and Geothermal Cave Pools


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

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    8 hour


  • Highlights
    • 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.
  • Includes
    • All day transportation to and from Denver
      Parking fees for stops throughout the day
      General tour photos of the whole group
      All equipment
      Light snack at the mountaintop
      Admission to the geothermal hot springs
      DSLR camera and photos
      Sleds (in winter)
  • Exclude
    • Lunch