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

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

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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
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Hot Springs Admission
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Sleds
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Free Transportation
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ink! Coffee Cadence , 1920 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

We will be meeting downtown at 1920 17th St, Denver, CO 80202 at Ink Coffee which is across the street from Whole Foods and close to Union Station

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Colorado Tours
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking & Geothermal Cave Pools + Pictures Day Tour in Idaho Springs.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The hike to the glacier is a bit strenuous if you are not used to hiking at high altitude, but it is fairly short, and the scenery at the top is so worth it." See review
  • "Make sure to bring a warm jacket as temps are a lot cooler once you drive an hour out of Denver up into the mountain areas." See review
  • "If you are thinking about this, just do it - wont regret and its totally worth it!" See review

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star-5
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!!!
star-2
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.
star-5
A great solo experience
Joshua_C
, Jun 2022
This was a great small group experience for solo travelers! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
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!
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
icon 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 :)
star-5
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
icon 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 :)
star-5
Scenery, relaxation, and yum-yums!
Jo_T
, May 2022
Ariel was a fun tour guide - motivating and full of fun stories. The group size was small which made it feel more personal. I loved the combination of beautiful outdoor scenery, with relaxation, and delicious food. This tour has everything. The hike was short, not too strenuous, and very worthwhile for the incredible views!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had fun and we hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)
star-5
Fun and exciting tour
Nita_S
, May 2022
A truly exciting experience. Trey made the experience more memorable with his vast knowledge of the surroundings and took care of everyone in the group of four. He is a great guide and this tour is highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had a great experience with Trey. We hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)
star-5
Would do it again in a heartbeat
Kali_H
, Apr 2022
Bree was amazing. She really looked after everyone, catering for different experience levels. The day was gorgeous, Colorado really shone for us in all her glory. Get up to that glacier, get in those hot hot hot springs and eat that delicious pizza asap
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had fun and we hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)
star-5
First hike ever!
Asha_W
, Apr 2022
This tour was amazing. Breann took very good care of us. This was my first hike, and Breann was so patient and kind to me. Our group had very good vibes and I will never forget this experience. The cave pool was incredible too! And the pizza was delicious. Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had fun and we hope to see you the next time that you are in Colorado :)
star-5
Excellent day in Rockies
Kasia_M
, Mar 2022
Amazing experience. Good mixture of hiking and relaxing. Knowledgeable and experienced guide. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review review! We are glad that you enjoyed your day and we hope you come back for another adventure(:
star-5
Excellent girls trip
Caitlyn_F
, Mar 2022
Went with my mom and sister and we had an awesome time. The hike was certainly doable and we had a fun time with the photos when we got to the top. Ariel, our guide, was the sweetest and so helpful. We enjoyed the pool after (as the hot springs were too hot) and had a great time at pizza and exploring Idaho springs.e Excellent day trip!
star-5
Amazing experience!
Heidi_V
, Jan 2022
I decided to take this tour on a whim because I’ve always wanted to go to a hot springs. My husband couldn’t join me in Colorado because of Covid and I wanted to make the most of my time. I am so glad I did! This tour was amazing. The hike was challenging because of the elevation but the views were stunning. Alli and Bree were amazing tour guides. So friendly and knowledgeable. When I was struggling on the path, they made me feel like I wasn’t alone and I was doing good. They felt like friends and not just tour guides. The hot springs were hot but so neat and the pizza was delicious. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your awesome review! We are glad that you enjoyed your day and we hope you come back for another adventure :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
AWESOME
Sabrina_C
, Jan 2022
Our tour guides were amazing. We had a bunch of fun and definitely will be using ACT when we come back!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your awesome review! We are glad that you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you soon for another adventure :)
star-4
Enjoyed the views. The...
acfils
, Dec 2021
Enjoyed the views. The weather was great the day we went. We had 2 guides and there were 7 guests. Geothermal caves were a little too hot for me. We switched to the pool.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing!!!
Lakendria_A
, Nov 2021
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!!!!
star-5
The best trip we had in Colorado so far!
Walter_S
, Nov 2021
Breanne is our tour guide for this trip. She is super thoughtful and brought extra clothes, gloves for us. She is also very knowledgeable of the environment, Denver history . She took us to St Mary’s Glacier and I will say that was the most adventurous hike we ever had in our life. Breanne took a lot of great pictures of us. She took us to the hot spring after the lunch, which was another fantastic experience. We came out nice and fully relaxed. This is a great excursion and I highly recommend to adventurous couples or groups.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome tour!
Lee_C
, Oct 2021
With how reasonable the price is, I am surprised this company is able to keep the size of the group at 4 max. Our group all showed up early. Unfortunately two of them (see Caroline's review below) had to drive themselves because they were short on time. So it was just another person and I in the car with our guide Ariel. I signed up for this tour mainly for the glacier hiking. It did not disappoint. If you are a serious hiker, this may not be for you as it is less than 2 miles out and back. I can totally see why the company picks this trail as it is absolutely beautiful and it accommodates everyone's ability. Caroline's mom was celebrating her 60th birthday. Ariel was amazingly patient with her, at the same time never gave out the vibe that the other people in the group were ignored. Everyone in the group got some great photos. We then went to the cave for some hot spring fun. It wasn't my thing but I did it for the experience. The water was too hot for me so I moved to the pool shortly after. We then went into town for some pizza. There was a long wait on Sunday, which gave us an opportunity to walk around town and get some souvenirs. A few comments: 1) I would love to see other options, something like another hike after St Mary's instead of the hot spring. Nothing wrong with the hot spring though, the rest of my group loved it. Just wasn't my thing personally 2) Ariel is the star and it sounds like this is a young company. I will definitely go on other tours with this company when I return to Colorado. 3) Please tip your guides appropriately. With these booking sites taking a commission and the owner gets a cut, as well as paying entrance fees to the hot springs, there isn't much left for the guides, especially with such small groups. I have gone on many tours around the world and usually offer to pay for lunch if a guide takes us to a restaurant. I felt horrible not offering because Ariel brought her own lunch. Then I realized she was probably just trying to save money, not that she didn't enjoy the food at the restaurant. Don't make the mistake I made! I would recommend offering to pick up the tab for your guide! I am not a huge review person as bad reviews affect a person's livelihood and great reviews drive up the demand and prices. But Ariel and the company are young entrepreneurs trying to grow a business they are passionate about. Ariel genuinely made you feel you are just on a trip with a friend. It's easy to root for good people like that. Writing a good review is the least I can do. I will be a return customer for sure!
star-5
Loved the whole experience
Caroline_B
, Oct 2021
Absolutely everything deserves a 5 stars review ! Ariel was so sweet and helpful. I went with my mom, that had a bit of a hard time going up to the glacier and she was with us the whole time taking it slow for her and helping her out. The glacier was absolutely breathtaking and the cave pools were a very cool experience although very hot! The good thing is that you have different options depending on your tolerance, it is definitely relaxing and specially after a hike like that. I would absolutely do this again and recommend it !
1 traveler found this review helpful

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