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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 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 A view of Baldy on the other side of the lake.
Intermediate

Yates Mountain via Prairie View Trail

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,853' Up 564.87 m Up 1,853' Down 564.87 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite View from top of trail
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
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 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

Alberta Hiking

  • 1,774 Miles 2,855 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 40 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 104 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 60 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alberta - 185

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2.6 mi 4.1 km #1Sulphur Skyline #30
Difficult
Hinton, AB
Difficult
Hinton, AB
6.4 mi 10.3 km #2Crypt Lake Trail
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3Cory Pass
Difficult
Banff, AB
Difficult
Banff, AB
93.8 mi 151.0 km #4Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
28.7 mi 46.3 km #5Skyline Trail
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
24.0 mi 38.6 km #7Poboktan Pass Trail
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Old Fort Point Loop
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km #9Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #10Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB

Photos of Alberta - 523

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Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Views of Upper Kananaskis Lake from the ridge.
Nov 8, 2021 near Canmore, AB
In the tunnel.
Aug 30, 2022 near Cardston, AB
Path and benches around inkpots.
Aug 15, 2022 near Banff, 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
Baker Lake, Fossil Mountain (left) and Brachiopod Mountain (right) in the Skoki highlands.
Feb 5, 2021 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