Coordinates 456

Uploaded April 21, 2020

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8,499 ft
5,654 ft
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12.83 mi

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near Eldon, Alberta (Canada)

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Interesting and classic tour in the heart of Banff National Park, starting from one of its most spectacular corners, Moraine Lake, closed by a crown of peaks (for something called Valley of the ten Peaks). We arrived at the parking lot, next to which there are a lot of services (as is tradition in these lands of North America), although, if you wish and have the desire and strength, you can make a nice circular (extending the route by 8.5 km). along a bike path that avoids the main road.
To carry out this route they require you to go in a group of at least 4 people (due to the theme of the bears). We were lucky enough to be able to get together with a wonderful family from Vancouver with whom we shared the route, otherwise they would not have let us take the tour.
As soon as we start the route we go up the valley through the Larch Valley (Valle de los Alerces) to the Sentinel Pass, which with its 2611m, gives us good views, among other things, of the sentinel spiers that give it its name. We are at the foot of the impressive Mount Temple, to which we will completely turn around. We go down to the green Valle del Paraíso and turn off to get closer to the Giant Steps, some nice waterfalls that make up the river, where we take the opportunity to have a drink. We then returned to the path where we were going to approach a beautiful turquoise blue lake and later we only have to continue walking the last and comfortable kilometers through thick forest before arriving at the Paradise Valley Parking. The friendly family with whom we had shared a route took us to the other parking lot where we had our rental car. The route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful that can be done in this spectacular Canadian park.
The excursion was carried out in August 2007 but I created it manually in April 2020.
panorama

Panorámica del Moraine Lake

Lake

Moraine Lake

Intersection

Giro a derecha. Comenzamos subida por Larch Valley Trail

Waypoint

Zona de bosque cerrado. Subida por Larch Valley Trail.

Waypoint

Salimos de zona cerrada de bosque. Camino del Valle de los Alerces.

Lake

Minnestimma Lakes

Waypoint

Sentinel Pass Trail.

Mountain pass

Sentinel Pass (2611m). A derecha dejamos camino que sube al Mount Temple.

Waypoint

Bajada desde Sentinel Pass

Summit

Cima del Mount Temple. 3544m.

Waypoint

Agujas Sentinel

Intersection

Giramos a derecha

Intersection

Giramos a izquierda por Horseshoe Lake Trail

Waterfall

Cascadas 'Giants Steps'.

Bridge

Puente

Waypoint

Regresando por Paradise Valley

Lake

Lago azul turquesa.

Waypoint

Terminando la excursión. Paradise Valley Trail.

Parking

Parking y Trailhead

Parking

Parking (Moraine Lake).

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