Time’s running out before the snowfall arrives, so check out these three glacier hikes while you still can.

Typically, when you think of glaciers, the snowy tundra of Alaska and the Arctic Circle come to mind. But did you know that Colorado is home to 14 of them? They’re nestled beneath the peaks of the Rockies where the sun can’t get to them. And with the imminent snowfall, it’ll be that much harder to traverse the areas, which is why we suggest you go sooner rather than later.

Below are three of our favorite glacier hikes in Colorado, all of which are worth looking into, especially before the colder weather starts to make an appearance.

*Keep in mind that two of the following glacier hikes are made for the more experienced hikers and can be extremely difficult, so please proceed with caution.*

Saint Mary’s Glacier

Courtesy of Kevin Ekmark (via Flickr)

Where: St. Mary’s — Arapaho National Forest
Distance: ~1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Best Time: April to October

Isabelle Glacier

Courtesy of Boulder Now | Photo by Jared Wolny

Where: Nederland — Roosevelt National Forest
Distance: ~8.4 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Best Time: June to September

Andrews Glacier

Courtesy of daveynin (via Flickr)

Where: Estes Park — Rocky Mountain National Park
Distance: ~8.4 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Best Time: July to October

What do you think? Have you hiked any of the above glacier hikes? Let us know in the comments below.

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