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Moraine Lake Valley Of The Ten Peaks

  Ratings:    Ratings 5 Star
Level: Easy Time/Dist: 1 hour / 1K return Elevation Gain: 80m

Trailhead: 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.

Description: 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.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Lake Louise, Mosquito Creek, Protection Mountain, Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon. Trailheads to Consolation Lakes, Paradise Valley Plain of Six Glaciers, Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass, Lake Louise Tea House, Eiffel Lake, Wenkchemma Pass, Lake Annette, Lake Agnes, Mount FairviewMount Temple, Taylor Lake, Twin Lakes, Obrien Lake, Rockbound Lake, Boom Lake, Bourgeau Lake, Johnston Canyon are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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