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Peyto Lake Hike

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 September 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

The guide book about Banff National Park, Canada, said that at Peyto Lake most people stop at the main viewpoint not far from the parking lot, but if you are feeling adventurous, hike up past the first view point where the trail will turn into a dirt trail in the forest. Hike for about 15-20 more minutes straight up and you will be rewarded with a stunning view of Peyto Lake.

They weren't wrong about the view, but may have been wrong about it just taking 20 minutes for us Texas flat landers to hike that steep trail at that altitude. It was SO worth it! The water really is that color, and the lake looks like a fox.

NIKON D5500 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 1600 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful this lake surrounded by mountains that fall steeply into its waters

20 Sep 2019 5:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympa cette composition

20 Sep 2019 5:16am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful view. Great for sharing it with us

20 Sep 2019 5:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle vue

20 Sep 2019 5:46am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Superb point of view ! beautiful color of the lake, and I can see the fox ;-)

20 Sep 2019 6:18am


1/500 second
ISO 1600
24 mm (35mm equiv.)