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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
Banff National Park
Bow Glacier Falls
4.5
480
5:05
8
A hike along the shore of a beautiful alpine lake with views of a glacier, along a creek to views of a waterfall.
Lake Agnes
4.6
1420
7:14
8
A steady climb through a dense forest up to a teahouse at Lake Agnes, a great place to see wildflowers and small animals like pikas and marmots.
Moraine Lake
0.4
130
0:32
8
A very short hike to a viewpoint of beautiful Moraine Lake.
Jasper National Park
Cavell Meadows
4.3
1840
5:58
9
A beautiful but challenging hike with views of two glaciers, a glacial melt pond, some fantastic alpine meadows, and (if you're lucky) mountain caribou at the top.
Mona Lake
2.9
450
4:21
7
A short hike away from the crowds through the dense forest to a surprisingly large, quiet, and beautiful lake.
The Whistlers Summit
1.8
660
3:11
7
A short crowded hike from the top of the tram up a short but steep climb to the summit of The Whistlers, with great views of the surrounding mountains all the way up.
Athabasca Glacier
0.9
210
0:40
6
A short hike to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier, part of the huge Columbia Icefield.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Hidden Lake Overlook
3.4
610
3:40
8
An extremely crowded hike past some astounding displays of wildflowers, past some mountain goats to an overlook of a pretty alpine lake.
Avalanche Lake
3.5
740
5:03
7
A crowded hike through a rainforest-like setting to a somewhat disappointing lake.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Bunsen Peak
4.5
1410
4:39
8
A 1400 foot climb, past wildflowers and burnt trees, up to the top of a peak where you'll find great views of the valley below.
Beaver Ponds
5.6
850
4:46
7
A moderate climb followed by some nice displays of wildflowers and the quiet Beaver Ponds.
Mystic Falls
2.3
250
1:42
7
A short walk on boardwalks past some modest thermal features, followed by an out and back to a viewpoint of Mystic Falls.
Old Faithful Observation Point
2.1
350
2:25
7
A short hike to a quiet viewing area a couple hundred feet above Old Faithful, plus a walk past thermal features in the Upper Geyser Basin.
Cascade Lake
4.9
340
4:04
6
An almost pancake flat uneventful trail out to a small lake bordered by grasses.
Grand Prismatic Spring
0.6
50
0:32
6
A short walk on boardwalks to the Grand Prismatic Spring, a pool of steaming hot water colored like a rainbow.
Yellowstone/Grand Teton Trip
[trip report]
An 11-day trip with 8 nights of camping in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and 8 day hikes.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Jenny Lake
7.8
710
5:41
7
A loop around the entirety of Jenny Lake, and a side trip up to Hidden Falls.
Leigh Lake and Bearpaw Lake
7.4
310
6:06
7
An almost completely flat walk along the eastern short of Leigh Lake, just past it to little Bearpaw Lake, and back.
Other
Kelowna/Jasper/Banff/Glacier Trip
[trip report]
A 17-day trip to the wine country of Kelowna, British Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains in Jasper and Banff National Parks in Alberta, Canada, and Glacier National Park in Montana.



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