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Cirque Lake - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Cirque Lake ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Cirque Lake?

Cirque Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 601. Cirque Lake is just east of D. O. Lee Peak, downstream of The Kettles, and upstream of several other lakes including Cove, Sapphire, and Walker Lakes.

The Cirque Lake is a beautiful and serene spot located in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is surrounded by soaring mountains and lush forest, making for an idyllic setting. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the area, or simply relax and take in the stunning views. The Cirque Lake is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-116.6319857
51.8075003

What are the coordinates and address of Cirque Lake?

Cirque Lake
Cirque Lake, Alberta, Canada

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Starting Point

The Cirque Lake trailhead is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, approximately 2 hours north of Calgary. From Calgary, take Highway 1 (Trans-Canada) north to the town of Canmore. Turn left onto the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy. 1A) and follow it for 28 km to the park gate.

Why visit Cirque Lake

The Cirque Lake is a beautiful, turquoise-colored lake located in the Canadian Rockies. The lake can be accessed by a moderate hike that takes you through a beautiful forest and up a steep, rocky path. Once you reach the top, the views of the surrounding mountains and the lake itself are absolutely breathtaking. The lake is perfect for swimming, fishing, and kayaking, and it's also a great spot for simply relaxing and taking in the incredible scenery.

Is Cirque Lake in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the family's individual interests and abilities. Some families may find Cirque Lake to be a great place for hiking and enjoying the scenery, while others may find it too challenging.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Cirque Lake in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking are some of the best activities to do near Cirque Lake. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of trails and campsites to explore in the area. Fishing is also popular here, and kayakers can enjoy paddling around the calm waters of the lake.

Where to eat?

1. The hidden cafe at the end of the hike to Cirque Lake. This cafe is located in a small clearing and serves up some of the best food around.

2. The unsual restaurant located in the middle of the forest. This restaurant is difficult to find, but it is well worth the search. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is unforgettable.

3. The hidden cafe in the mountains. This cafe is located high up in the mountains and it is only accessible by foot. The food is fresh and delicious and the views are stunning.

4. The secret restaurant near the lake. This restaurant is located near Cirque Lake and it is only accessible by boat. The food is amazing and the views are breathtaking.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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