Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs

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Glacier Hike and Geothermal Hotsprings
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a day hiking and exploring the natural attractions around Idaho Springs without the risk of getting lost. Hike up to St. Mary's Glacier for incredible panoramic mountain views whatever the time of year. After a lunch break at a classic pizza joint, soak away aches and pains in natural hot springs warmed by geothermal forces. This fun day out includes a great blend of activity and relaxation.
  • Admission to the hot springs is included
  • Sleds and ski goggles will be provided, if needed
  • Transfers are included
  • Ideal for active travelers who love the outdoors

What's Included

  • DSLR Camera
  • Parking Fees
  • Water/Snacks
  • Hot Springs Admission
  • Crampons(grip for snow)
  • Sleds
  • Ski Goggles
  • Free Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Whole Foods Market
    1701 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    We will be meeting downtown in Denver at Birdcall inside of Whole Foods Market across from Union Station.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

St. Mary's Glacier

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Indian Hot Springs

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Idaho Springs

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
We went on this hike just to have something to do while in Colorado and it was worth every penny!!! Alli and Tristan were GREAT host they were patient very easy to get along with and told us some history about the tour. I will recommend this tour to anyone who ask and to ask for these guys cause they were awesome and very professional thank you guys for the great time that we had!!!!


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Scend it!!! Up the mountain and then relax at hot springs
Blair_E, Jan 2024
Tour exceeded our expectations. Initial meet up was convenient and well marked. We assumed that the vehicle we traveled in would be bigger, as it was a smaller SUV. The commute to the trail was not too curvy and easy on the interstate. Appreciated the bathroom stop to refill our water and go before we trekked. Provided ski goggles, crampons, extra layers were much appreciated additiona. Guide Tyler led us in a mindful meditation to help me get up to the top. That really helped me get the mindset I needed to get up in the conditions we were in. When I say that the pizza is a must, bring Tupperware! Hot springs were so comforting and enjoyable. Bring some flip flops and the hot springs are separated by gender. Overall the experience was so well worth the day out of Denver and the knowledge and mindfulness we gained from Tyler was unmatched.
Adventurous, grounding and fun!
Justin_B, Dec 2023
Tyler was an amazing guide. We got far more than we expected. With guided meditation, wonderful candid pictures and knowledge of the local geography, hot spring and eateries. You will not find a better tour.
Fun adventure! The guides were stellar in their experience and people skills!
Peggy_G, Nov 2023
The entire experience was memorable. The elevation was messing with my body since I am from sea level. Tyler and Dan were right on point when they coached me through that experience. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you
Just book it. You won't regret it.
Kristina_D, Oct 2023
I really enjoyed the tour. The hike was difficult with the high elevation but Matt was patient and paced the hike so it was appropriate. Getting to the top and seeing the amazing views made it worth it. Indian Springs Hot Springs was the perfect activity to pair with a hike. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Adam_N, Oct 2023
Matt, our guide was great! The day was perfect for a hike. The stop off in Idaho springs for the hot springs and lunch was amazing!! You definitely won’t regret this trip!
Will return
Carley_W, Oct 2023
Everything about the trip was amazing. Breathtaking views and Matt was a great guide. I liked the smaller group size. Would liked to have spend more time in Idaho springs in the town shopping but overall I loved it.
So much fun!
Lisa_B, Aug 2023
Tyler, our guide, taught us how to hike safely in high altitudes. He is the ultimate guide and exceeded our expectations. Our small group made the outing even more fun. Tyler really knows outdoor sports and where to go in Colorado for whatever s tourist might enjoy. The best outing ever!
Glacier hike & thermal springs
MARY_H, Aug 2023
Tyler was awesome. Great time. Loved the small group. Would highly recommend. Beautiful scenery, very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Exceeded expectations. Tyler went above and beyond.
Trey was awesome! He was...
Kelli_G, Aug 2022
Trey was awesome! He was kind, chill, patient and motivating. The hike was beautiful. It was a cool experience and I ended up making friends.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It makes us so happy to hear when you guys connect with each other throughout the tour(: We hope that the memories and friendships that you made on your adventure will last a lifetime!
Great hiking tour!
Stephanie_D, Aug 2022
I booked this tour but it ended up not meeting the minimum participant requirement. Breanne was nice enough to take me on another day even though I was the only one on the tour. The hike was beautiful, we got to explore different trails and go right up to the glacier and Breanne is such a great guide! Really enjoyed the tour
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review Stephanie! I really enjoyed our adventure together and I hope that I will get to see you again soon for another adventure before you are off on your travels across the US(:
Awesome experience
NICK_R, Aug 2022
The beautiful scenery and hike. To see and touch snow in the summer was awesome. The hot springs were relaxing but very hot. The pizza after at Beau Jo’s was really delicious.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for writing us a review(: It is a really cool experience to touch snow when it's hot outside! We hope to see you again soon!
Briana was amazing!
Roxann_D, Jul 2022
Briana was amazing! She took every care to make sure I was comfortable and enjoying myself to the max.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the review Roxann! I had so much fun our girl's trip and I can't wait until we can have our next adventure(:
A good tour with a fantastic guide.
Anagha_S, Jul 2022
Tour included a short hike to St. Mary's Glacier and then the Indian hot springs at Idaho Springs. We had a friendly, flexible and knowledgeable guide in Trey. It was a well-organized tour. We were given time to enjoy the hike and the hot springs.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado(:
The perfect day
Nicola_G, Jun 2022
I can't say enough great things about this tour and especially our guide, Trey. He made the whole experience so easy and informative and fun and made sure everyone was taken care of. The trek itself was perfect and stunning. Best of all versions of nature, especially for a 1.5 mile total hike...ending at the lake of incredible beauty. Idaho Springs was cute and fun to visit and the pizza was awesome at the end of a long, well earned day. The Springs in the middle to soak yourself after the hike was perfection! Highly recommend!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us a review, it means a lot. We are so glad that you enjoyed your adventure with Trey!
The hike begins at 10,200...
Miriam_H, Jun 2022
The hike begins at 10,200 ft above sea level. I’d never had signed up if I knew that. The description of the hike describes the hike itself not the altitude. Very upsetting. The caves and pool were mediocre. Ariel was helpful and pleasant and a nice guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Miriam, thank you for bringing it to our attention- we are sorry to hear about your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Ariel as your tour guide. We have taken additional steps to ensure that the starting elevation is clearly stated across all of our booking platforms.
A great solo experience
Joshua_C, Jun 2022
This was a great small group experience for solo travelers! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again for your next adventure!
Loved it all
BELINDA_M, Jun 2022
OMG! I can't say enough about how great this experience was - pure Colorado. Our guide Bree-z is the most sweetest, easy-going spirit. She made an already amazing experience, a life-long epic memory. So worth it!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for writing us a review! You guys make guiding the best job ever and we appreciate you so much! I hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado to make some more epic memories!
Amazing experience and guide
Maureen_O, May 2022
We had a fantastic day! Trey was a great guide—super knowledgeable and personable. The whole experience was so enjoyable that even when it started to hail as we finished, we were all just laughing about it. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Colorado weather can be very unpredictable and we are glad that you guys had fun with it(:
Beautiful hike
Leslie_S, May 2022
We had a great time on the hike! The scenery was beautiful, and Ariel, our tour guide, was great and very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review Leslie! We are glad that you had fun with Ariel and we hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)
The best of Colorado
jennifer_s, May 2022
Great day! Weather was perfect and our guide Bree was super. It was a great experience and we enjoyed every part of the tour
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review Jennifer! We are glad that you had fun with Bree and we hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)

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