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Consolation Lakes Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 355' 108 m
Descent: -44' -13 m
High: 6,432' 1,961 m
Low: 6,077' 1,852 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Erin Chakalos

A great trail away from the crowds that gets you up close to the stunning lakes and glacier formations.

Erin Chakalos

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Users should run in a group due to bear activity in the Moraine Lake area.

Be prepared for any type of weather no matter the time of year. You really never know what you're going to get with the weather in the Canadian Rockies.

For this run, you'll need to park at Moraine Lake, and that parking is very limited. I suggest getting there early for the best chance to get a parking spot.

Description

This is a great trail if you're looking to get away from the crowds. Despite being called the Consolation Lakes, they are incredibly stunning!

The beginning of the trail goes through a large field of boulders; however, there is a clear path, and it is easy enough to get through! After you get past the field of boulders, the rest is a easy (slightly uphill) run through the forest. The trail follows Babel Creek, and it is well maintained with minimal obstacles—roots mostly.

Once you get to the end of the trail, there is an opening, and you'll see the Consolation Lakes right in front of you. Since it had been snowing during the time I was there (June), the path to get to the water front was extremely muddy! If muddy, you could use the boulders on the righthand side instead.

Once you get past the mud and really take in the area, you'll see just how stunning the lake is. To your right, the Tower of Babel stands tall, and there are beautiful glaciers around the lake. The run back is fairly easy and does not take much time.

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