Valley Of The Ten Peaks
1 hour / 1K return
Park in the Moraine Lake parking lot located at Moraine Lake 15kms west of
the Lake Louise town site. Banff National Park.
Expect hordes of people here during the summer months.
Moraine Lake Road
is not plowed during the winter months however it is an excellent cross country ski in.
This area is referred to as
the 'Valley of Ten Peaks' and is
absolutely stunning. Many consider
Moraine Lake and the surrounding
valley to be the best of the Canadian
Rockies. At one time a photo of
Moraine Lake was printed on the back
of the Canadian $20 dollar bill. The
Lake itself is a stunning blue green
color that is created from glacial silt. I
can't think of any color to describe
it. Some say turquoise but it's not
that color to my eyes. Unfortunately my camera does not
show its true color, it's far
brighter and brilliant with the
naked eye and it changes with sunlight. You can rent a canoe and
paddle the entire length of the Lake which I'm
sure would be an
experience of a life time. Views of
the Wenkchemna Peaks, Mount Fay,
Mount Bowlen, Mount Allen, Mount
Babel and several hanging glaciers are unforgettable. Just a short walk from the
parking lot you'll find a nice lookout on top of a natural rock slide that dams
the Lake. This viewpoint is a favorite for artist trying to capture the views on
canvass. Several must do hikes are located in this area.
Local campgrounds include
Castle Mountain and
Plain of Six
Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass,
Mount Fairview, Mount Temple,
Canyon are all
located near here.
You are in bear country.