Tag: 8 Stars

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers Distance – 10.6 km roundtrip to the teahouse / 13.6 km roundtrip to the Abbot Pass viewpoint Elevation – 365 meters / 415 meters to Abbot Pass viewpoint Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Lake Louise shore Logistics – Arrive early 

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes Distance – Approximately 21 kilometres roundtrip Elevation – 880 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Elbow Lake parking lot Logistics – Pack a bathing suit if the day is hot! Sometimes you find a hike where the journey is as good as, if 

Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass {Banff National Park}

Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass {Banff National Park}

Eiffel Lakes and Wenkchemna Pass Hike Distance – 18.8 km roundtrip (19.4 km according to Parks Canada) Elevation – 850 meters cumulative, 720 meters net Difficulty – Medium Trailhead – Moraine Lake parking lot Logistics – Shuttle or getting up at 4:00 am to get 

Burstall Pass {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Burstall Pass {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Burstall Pass Hike Distance – 15 km round Trip Elevation – 470 meters Difficulty – Medium Trailhead – Burstall Pass Parking Lot Logistics – Driving down an unmaintained road, some route-finding required If you like mountain views on every side and a wonderful half-day of 

Conrad Kain Hut {Bugaboo Provincial Park}

Conrad Kain Hut {Bugaboo Provincial Park}

Conrad Kain Hut Distance – 9.0 km round trip to the hut, 11 km round trip to Applebee Dome Elevation – 695 meters to the hut, 930 meters to Applebee Dome Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Bugaboo Provincial Park / Conrad Hut Trailhead Logistics – 

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes Distance – 14-16 km (depends which x-country ski trails you take to get in) Elevation – 625 meters (to the final lake) Difficulty – Medium Logistics – Driving down a washboard, gravel road for about an hour Trailhead Location – Chester Lake Parking 

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama} Distance – 3 km and up – as little or as much as you want to make it! Elevation – minimal Difficulty – Easy Trailhead Location – Valle de la Marte ticket office Mars Valley or otherwise 

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge Distance – 13.6 km Elevation – 1029 meters Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground / 117°29’31″W 51°15’49″N Glacier National Park trail information I love the September long weekend. LOVE. After a full summer of adventure, fun, and more things to do than daylight … and there is 

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake / Dolomite Pass Distance – 12 km RT / 18 km RT Elevation – 453 meters / 550 meters Trailhead – Highway 93 North, 33 km north of the Lake Louise Junction across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. Unfortunately the world has found out about 

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs 3.0 miles / 4.8 km round trip little to no elevation gain until you are on the slickrock. Perhaps it means I am selfish, but I love having beautiful places all to myself. Places like The Wave are incredibly enticing to