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Cirque Peak Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 5 Star
Level: Difficult Time/Dist: 5 to 7 hours / 14.5K return Elevation Gain: 1060m

Trailhead: Park at the Helen Lake trailhead parking lot 1km south of Bow Lake. Across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint approximately 38kms north of Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway. Banff National Park.

Description: The hike and scramble to the summit of Cirque Peak is one of the least technical high elevation peaks (2993ms) that you can summit in Banff National Park. Cirque Peak is also located next to Helen Lake. Hike up to the Helen Lake headwall then work your way up the south west ridge of Cirque Peak. The last 30ms before the summit becomes more of a scramble than a hike. Carefully work you way up the rock slabs onto the first summit. The true summit is another 50ms to the east with a narrow ridge connecting the two. Be very careful here as the east and south east faces are cliffs to the bottom. Views from the summit are 360 degrees and well worth the effort. To the west you can look down at the Wapta Icefields, Bow Glacier, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. You're almost eye level with Mount Hector and Dolomite Peak to the south. To the north east, you can see Isabella Lake and the Siffleur Wilderness Area. Dolomite Pass is directly below to the south east.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Mosquito Creek, Waterfowl Lake and Lake Louise. Trailheads to Bow Falls, Caldron Lake, Iceberg Lake, Fish Lakes, Molar Pass, Glacier Lake, Peyto Lake Hike, Bow Lake Lookout Hike, Chephren Cirque Lake Hikes, Mount Hector Alpine Climb are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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