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Gems in Alberta - 6

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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 The Alexandra River at its river flats near where Castleguard River empties into it. Looking downstream (east-northeast) the two peaks in the center are thought to be Mt. Amery (center left) and Willerval Mountain (center right).

Alexandra River Flats

(1) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite The broad, powerful, silty Smoky River (foreground, right to center) flows to meet the smaller, clearer Sulphur River (darker river just left of center) at the Sulphur Gates - the cliffs the Smoky River is flowing through here.

Sulphur Gates

(1) Grande…, 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 - 21

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Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!
Difficult 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
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Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Healy Pass at sunrise in mid-September 2022.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/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
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Favorite Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.
Difficult Difficult

Great Divide Trail (GDT)

1,000.6 mi 1,610.3 km 114,969' Up 35042.7 m Up 116,114' Down 35391.6 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
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Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult 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
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Favorite View from top of trail
Difficult Difficult

Lake Louise to Mount St. Piran

7.9 mi 12.7 km 3,211' Up 978.66 m Up 3,210' Down 978.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
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Favorite Panoramic view of Peyto Glacier to the left and Peyto Lake from the Glacier Viewpoint.
Intermediate Intermediate

Peyto Lake and Payto Glacier Viewpoint

1.3 mi 2.2 km 338' Up 103.12 m Up 337' Down 102.65 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
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Favorite From Lineham Ridge, the trail on the south side of the ridge is etched in the shale at the foot of the Great Divide's rock wall, and at the edge of the green sub-alpine meadows below.
Difficult Difficult

Tamarack Hike

22.4 mi 36.0 km 4,947' Up 1507.9 m Up 4,618' Down 1407.51 m Down

Pincher…, AB
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Alberta Hiking

  • 1,297 Miles 2,087 Kilometers of Trail
  • 21 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 144 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 56 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alberta - 198

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2.6 mi 4.1 km #1Sulphur Skyline #30
Difficult Difficult
Hinton, AB
Difficult Difficult
Hinton, AB
6.4 mi 10.3 km #2Crypt Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Parker Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Upper Johnston Canyon to Inkpots
Intermediate Intermediate
Banff, AB
Intermediate Intermediate
Banff, AB
93.8 mi 151.0 km #5Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Difficult Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
28.7 mi 46.3 km #6Skyline Trail
Difficult Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #7Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km #8Helen Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Harvey Trail to Harvey Pass (Trail:19B)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
24.0 mi 38.6 km #10Poboktan Pass Trail
Difficult Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB

Photos of Alberta - 601

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Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, 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
Hanging Rock near 1st Bridge, Jasper NP
Aug 25, 2017 near Jasper…, 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
Baker Lake, Fossil Mountain (left) and Brachiopod Mountain (right) in the Skoki highlands.
Feb 5, 2021 near Lake Lo…, AB
Views of Upper Kananaskis Lake from the ridge.
Nov 8, 2021 near Canmore, AB
Path and benches around inkpots.
Aug 15, 2022 near Banff, AB
Beautiful turquoise Snake Indian River below.  Rajah, 9,901 ft., the double peaked mountain in the center is quite photogenic on this perfect mid September morning.
Sep 16, 2023 near Hinton, AB
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