Valley Of Ten Peaks, Rocky Mountains, Alberta
Most of us have at one time or another have come across a photo or two of the famous Valley of Ten Peaks surrounding Moraine Lake. Fewer of us however have actually seen it in person; a unique location (arguably one of the most beautiful in the world) where all ten summits of over 10,000 feet high loom over the glacier below. The trail (also referred to as the Eiffel Lake trail) crosses meadows filled with alpine wildflowers during the mid-summer season, but the spectacular mountain views are what really count.
A moderate hike of 9-11 km (6-7 miles) return trip with a 365 m (1200 ft) elevation gain. From July 15 - October park regulations require a group size of 4 or more people on this trail due to grizzly bear activity.
The trail to Eiffel Lake splits off from the Larch Valley trail and takes you to a glorious mountain lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.