Location: Just off Highway #3 Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada Destination: Turtle Mountain Summit Distance: 6.5 Miles / 10.4 Kilometers round-trip Elevation: 7,250 Feet / 2,209 Meters Elevation Gain: 2,900 Feet / 884 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Scramble | Mostly Class 2 – The Trail gets into some Class 3 near the top involving brief points of exposure. Climbing gear is … Read More
The hike to Crypt Lake starts with a 15 minute boat ride across Waterton Lake to the trail head. The trail climbs 2,300 feet through the trees into awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks. Crypt Lake alone is worth the hike because it’s incredibly stunning, but the hike also has many points of interest along the way.
It was a phenomenal day in the mountains just west of Calgary in a town called Canmore. Canmore is situated in a corridor created by two mountain ranges running along either side. Overlooking the town are two peaks that are connected by a ridge, Ha Ling Peak and Miners’ Peak. If you get started in the morning it is pretty easy to do both in a day.