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GDT Alternate Route that visits Glacier Lake, a large glacier fed lake with opportunities to explore near it.


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Map Key

8.9

Miles

14.3

KM

Point to Point

5,421' 1,652 m

High

4,724' 1,440 m

Low

860' 262 m

Up

863' 263 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Resources regularly updated with the latest conditions and other information are:
- GDTA website www.greatdividetrail.com
- Dustin Lynx book "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
- Dustin Lynx's Guidebook Topo Map Set
- GDT App
- Gem Trek maps

Description

Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route crosses and leaves the Howse River, to travel through forest to Glacier Lake, nestled in a valley surrounded by snow and glacier covered peaks. The trail then goes through fir forest with occasional views of the Howse River, followed by a short road segment, to return to the main GDT.

Please see the resources listed above under Need to Know for up to date detailed descriptions and valuable information.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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panoramic view of Glacier Lake in the morning from the backcountry campsite
Mar 11, 2020 near Lake Lo…, AB

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May 30, 2019
Carrie W
Great backpacking trip. Outstanding backcountry campsites. 4.5mi — 3h 00m

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