Consolation Lakes

Banff, Alberta

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An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, with views of Bident Mountain, Mount Quadra, and Mount Temple; Babel Creek, Lower and Upper Consolation Lakes. The Consolation Valley was named in counterpoint to Desolation Valley, the original label pinned to the raw, boulder strewn canyon above Moraine Lake now known as Wenkchemna Valley. And the short, shady, gently graded trail into Consolation Lakes should well console weary hikers. No other trail in the park requires as little effort to reach such a gem of an alpine lake basin.

Consolation Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, with views of Bident Mountain, Mount Quadra, and Mount Temple; Babel Creek, Lower and Upper Consolation Lakes.

The Consolation Valley was named in counterpoint to Desolation
Valley, the original label pinned to the raw, boulder strewn canyon above Moraine Lake now known as Wenkchemna Valley. And the short, shady, gently graded trail into Consolation Lakes should well console weary hikers. No other trail in the park requires as little effort to reach such a gem of an alpine lake basin."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 3.7
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best July through September
Local Contacts: Banff National Park (403) 762-1500
Local Maps: Banff National Park; Lake Louise 82 N/8
Driving Directions: Directions to Consolation Lakes

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8/13/2009
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Our Canadian honeymoon gondola ride grizzy-bear-encounter at Lake Louise, followed by a 4-mile hike at scenic Lake Moraine. (Date hiked: August 13, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2010/01/03/canadian-rockies-ski-lift-to-lake-louise-hiking-moraine-lake-elk-sightings-in-bow-valley/



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