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Awesome hike with the family. Scree at the top was a little challenging but the views were well worth it!

My wife and I finished our week near Banff with this hike. Did 60+ miles this week. This hike was steep in two parts. The first bit to Elbow lake and the last bit from Tombstone campground to the lake are quite steep, but easy to climb (not slippery, etc). Don't miss the waterfall that is about halfway to the campground (as others have mentioned). There is a nicely made rock pile to mark the trail to it. The trail from the Tombstone campground to the lake had minimal traffic (on a Saturday), and there are portions that seem very isolated and have good bear habitat. Make noise. The lake is an amazing place. Bring your fly rod and some dry flies. The cutthroat trout were surfacing constantly while we ate lunch. Maybe the most tranquil place I visited this week.

Randomly found this little gem on a day drive of the Kananaskis Trail and walked up to Elbow Lake. Plan to return to camp here and trek further up to Tombstone. Met a couple guys on the trail with skis and a snowboard who had hiked up to the glacier to ride it down in July!!!

It was great hiking! Love it!

Stunning views all the way! True Canadian beauty to behold !

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike to Glacier, 4 hours round trip, with lots of sights to see. Great for all ages.

hiking
27 days ago

Always a favourite spot! Elbow Lake is beautiful and a great place to camp!

Pretty area. Elbow lake is beautiful. Decent elevation gain, some fun scrambling near the end but arriving at the glacier is fairly unremarkable.

hiking
1 month ago

It was raining when I was there last time but still amazing. Will go again.