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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 - 18

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Favorite Visitors enjoying Red Rock Canyon.
Easy

Blakiston Falls

1.5 mi 2.4 km 152' Up 46.43 m Up 158' Down 48.02 m Down

Pincher…, AB
Favorite Anderson Peak (left), Lost Mountain (center), and Mt Bauerman (right) command the backdrop from high on the Goat Lake Trail.
Difficult

Goat Lake

9.1 mi 14.6 km 1,710' Up 521.35 m Up 1,710' Down 521.34 m Down

Pincher…, AB
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 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 Nigel Creek is below the trail near the Nigel Creek Trailhead.
Intermediate

Nigel Pass

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,081' Up 329.57 m Up 1,081' Down 329.62 m Down

Golden, BC
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 Healy Pass at sunrise in mid-September 2022.
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
Favorite Angel Glacier below Mt. Edith Cavell's west shoulder, with Cavell Pond below. Franchere Peak is on the right in the background.
Intermediate/Difficult

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 Chester Lake in mid-September, 2022.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chester Lake Day Use Trail

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,179' Up 359.5 m Up 1,179' Down 359.32 m Down

Canmore, AB

Alberta Hiking

  • 2,149 Miles 3,459 Kilometers of Trail
  • 18 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 119 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 54 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alberta - 168

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17.2 mi 27.6 km #1Northover Ridge Trail
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
9.9 mi 16.0 km #2Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canmore, AB
Easy/Intermediate
Canmore, AB
18.3 mi 29.5 km #3South Boundary Trail: Nigel Creek Trailhead to Brazeau Lake
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
122.8 mi 197.6 km #5Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
7.8 mi 12.5 km #6Great Divide Trail - South Kananaskis Pass Alternate Route
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
6.7 mi 10.7 km #7Great Divide Trail - Assiniboine Pass Alternate Route
Intermediate
Canmore, AB
Intermediate
Canmore, AB
2.0 mi 3.1 km #8Great Divide Trail - Sunshine Village Alternate Route
Intermediate
Banff, AB
Intermediate
Banff, AB
8.9 mi 14.3 km #9Great Divide Trail - Glacier Lake Alternate Route
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
8.9 mi 14.4 km #10Great Divide Trail - Howse River Alternate Route
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB

Photos of Alberta - 525

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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
In the tunnel.
Aug 30, 2022 near Cardston, AB