Consolation Lakes Hike (Easy): This trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. The drive alone to this location is worth it in itself. We’ll spend our time hiking leisurely to Consolation Lakes, and upon our return explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile. Due to bear restrictions this is a great trip to do in a guided group.
Larch Valley Hike (Moderate): Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the trail climbs, really climbs, up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley on a well maintained trail. After reaching the Valley, the trail easily ambles through a larch forest and then begins to gain elevation again towards Sentinal Pass and the Minestimma Lakes. Towards the Pass, views of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake and gigantic Mt. Temple.
Stanley Glacier Hike (Moderate): The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. Follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain. Eat your lunch directly beneath the ancient ice of Stanley Glacier before you head back down.
Plain of Six Glaciers (Moderate): Hiking along the Lake Louise shoreline to the back of the lake before ascending up an ancient glacial valley. Near to your final destination is the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long - be sure to bring some cash!
Dress for the Weather - warm clothing (plenty of layers), including hats, gloves and a rain jacket, and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Don't forget your camera!