Cirque Peak Hike Banff National Park.

Cirque Peak is located in Banff National Park near Bow Summit approximately 37Km north of Lake Louise. The hike and scramble to Cirque Peak Hike is considered difficult. It is approximately 14.5Km return with a total elevation gain of 1060m. This is one of the easiest high elevation peaks (2993m - 9820ft) that you can summit in Banff National Park. Cirque Peak is also located next to Helen Lake. Park at the Helen Lake trailhead parking lot just before Bow Lake, across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. The parking lot is small and this trail is very popular, so arriving before 10AM may be necessary. Hike up to the Helen Lake headwall then work your way up the south west ridge of Cirque Peak. The last 30m before the summit becomes more of a scramble then a hike. Carefully work you way up the rock slabs onto the first summit. The true summit is another 50m to the east with a narrow ridge connecting the two. Be very careful here as the east and south east faces are a cliff 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 Hike. 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. Helen Lake Hike, Caldron Lake, Bow Falls Hike, Bow Lake Lookout, Peyto Lake Hike, Chephren Cirque Lake Hikes, Mount Hector Alpine Climb are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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Cirque Peak and Helen Lake  
Summit of Cirque Peak Summit of Cirque Peak
 Dolomite Peak, Katherine Lake, Mount Hector and Helen Lake Helen Lake Below and Crowfoot Glacier
east Face Dolomite Pass, Katherine Lake and Dolomite Peak
Katherine Lake and Dolomite Peak  Views east
east Towards Isabella Lake and Siffleur Wilderness Area Peyto Lake
  Bow Lake
Peyto Lake Wapta Icefields and Bow Glacier
Katherine Lake and Dolomite Peak Katherine Lake and Dolomite Peak
Dolomite Pass Katherine Lake and Dolomite Peak
  Cirque Peak

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