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Consolation Lakes Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 4 Star
Level: Easy Time/Dist: 2 to 3 hours / 6K return Elevation Gain: 120m

Trailhead: Park in the Moraine Lake parking lot located at Moraine Lake 12kms west of the Lake Louise town site. Banff National Park. Expect hordes of people here during the summer months.  Moraine Lake Road is not plowed during the winter months however it is an excellent cross country ski in.

Description: Find the trailhead next to the parking lot and follow until you reach lower Consolation Lake. Both lakes are crystal clear with large boulders on the west shore. The boulders are from a rock slide off Mount Babel above. Views of the hanging Glacier situated on Mount Quadra are beautiful. In late June you can watch and listen to snow and ice avalanche off the surrounding hanging glaciers. This is one of the easiest hikes found in the area and is very popular with tourists that are staying at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Once you reach the first lower lake the going gets awkward. You'll have to work your way over and through the large rockslide. Its well worth the effort to keep on going to the second lake. If you're real hardy you can keep going past the lakes and over Consolation Pass to Taylor Lake. Several must do hikes are located in this area.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Lake Louise, Mosquito Creek, Protection Mountain, Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon. Trailheads to Paradise Valley Plain of Six Glaciers, Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass, Lake Louise Tea House, Moraine Lake, Eiffel Lake, Wenkchemma Pass, Lake Annette, Lake Agnes, Mount FairviewMount Temple, Taylor Lake, Twin Lakes, Obrien Lake, Rockbound Lake, Boom Lake, Bourgeau Lake, are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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