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Gems in Alberta - 4

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gem Favorite Valley of the Ten Peaks: Time stands still during this beautiful early morning at Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

Moraine Lake

(8) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Hanging Rock near 1st Bridge, Jasper NP

Maligne Canyon

(3) Jasper…, AB
gem Favorite Snake Indian Falls along the North Boundary Trail.

Snake Indian Falls

(1) Hinton, AB
gem Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Lake Louise

(7) Lake Lo…, AB

Recommended Routes in Alberta - 15

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Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km 2,569' Up 783.13 m Up 2,568' Down 782.8 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!
Difficult

Cory & Edith Passes

8.1 mi 13.0 km 3,312' Up 1009.57 m Up 3,314' Down 1010.24 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,892' Up 576.82 m Up 1,891' Down 576.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Larch meadows and creek along the trail to Healy Pass.
Difficult

Healy Pass Out and Back

11.6 mi 18.6 km 2,181' Up 664.7 m Up 2,181' Down 664.68 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km 5,129' Up 1563.39 m Up 5,117' Down 1559.66 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Angel Glacier below Mt. Edith Cavell's west shoulder, with Cavell Pond below. Franchere Peak is on the right in the background.
Intermediate

Mount Edith Cavell Tour

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,730' Up 527.4 m Up 1,729' Down 527.02 m Down

Jasper…, AB
Favorite Jonas Pass, looking northwest.
Difficult

Brazeau Loop

49.3 mi 79.3 km 6,084' Up 1854.43 m Up 6,084' Down 1854.54 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Intermediate/Difficult

Carthew - Alderson Traverse

12.0 mi 19.3 km 2,247' Up 685.03 m Up 3,392' Down 1033.98 m Down

Pincher…, AB
Favorite The Three Sisters Peaks from the summit of Wind Ridge.
Difficult

Wind Ridge Out and Back

8.5 mi 13.7 km 2,484' Up 757.14 m Up 2,484' Down 757.11 m Down

Canmore, AB

Alberta Hiking

  • 1,751 Miles 2,818 Kilometers of Trail
  • 16 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 36 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 91 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 55 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alberta - 166

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2.6 mi 4.1 km #1Sulphur Skyline #30
Difficult
Hinton, AB
Difficult
Hinton, AB
2.8 mi 4.5 km #2Cory Pass
Difficult
Banff, AB
Difficult
Banff, AB
93.7 mi 150.8 km #3Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
28.7 mi 46.3 km #4Skyline Trail
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
24.0 mi 38.6 km #6Poboktan Pass Trail
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Old Fort Point Loop
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #8Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km #9Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
122.8 mi 197.6 km #10Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB

Photos of Alberta - 347

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Baker Lake, Fossil Mountain (left) and Brachiopod Mountain (right) in the Skoki highlands.
Feb 5, 2021 near Lake Lo…, AB
Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Hanging Rock near 1st Bridge, Jasper NP
Aug 25, 2017 near Jasper…, AB
panoramic view of Glacier Lake in the morning from the backcountry campsite
Mar 11, 2020 near Lake Lo…, AB
Castleguard Mountain in the distance (center) rises above Saskatchewan Glacier. Melt water from the glacier is the beginning of the North Saskatchewan River.
Sep 22, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Calumet Creek headwaters flow through the expansive Moose Pass meadows below rugged Peaks of Calumet Ridge. Looking northwest from just west of Moose Pass.
Sep 11, 2018 near Grande…, AB
Chapman Peak (furthest left), Lake Wurdeman, Lake Nooney, and Mt. Custer (furthest right) rise among a sea of peaks when looking south from the shoulder of Mt. Carthew.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB