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Caldron Peak Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking.

Length 12.6 mi Elevation gain 5,328 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Hiking

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

Off trail

No dogs

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Reviews (25)
Photos (119)
Recordings (27)
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Kristi Day
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Hiking

Really far. Really steep. Lots of scree and shingle. But incredible views! Icy river crossings, massive glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, multiple turquoise lakes.. ended up hiking with a great group of people I met on the trail. Had only planned to hike 10km but ended up following them to the end. They shared food and water with me. So fun and so happy I joined them.

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David D'Arcangelo
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Hiking

One of our group was hesitant about trying Caldron due to lack of reviews and all the challenges, bridge out, route finding, trail segments and one dodgy section before Lake Caldron. However, another member of the group was undeterred and after a warm up hike on Cirque a few days ago and some advice from a waitress in Canmore (wild, I know, huh) we had a solid weather forecast and one day left in the area so it was decided to make an attempt. This peak makes you earn it that’s for sure but the reward is unparalleled. We crossed the river in sneakers only a few hundred meters up from the lake ... calf deep in the morning....same spot in the afternoon was mid thigh....obviously ice cold but glacier fed ya know. Followed a foot path along the right (north side of the river) from the narrow part when the river runs close to trees on both sides. This is an adequate foot path but a little care since the rapids are right below you in a few spots. Cairns led us to the crossing from Lake Caldron (well below the double cascades) on a two hop log. The glacial moraine then the ridge is a defined trail but a grind and very steep to descend later when you’re tired. As the trail swings right toward the waterfalls from Lake Caldron there is a small section that is very narrow with a fatal drop, trail is still defined here but extreme care still needs to be taken. Beautiful Lake Caldron is an acceptable destination in its own right but we were committed to the peak. Took a near straight line up from the lake and only attained the ridge a few hundred meters from the summit, a slog of an ascent with tons of lose gravel but it becomes slightly easier on the lighter colored rock. Definitely a bucket list trip and one we found alternating between expletives and ‘wows’. Would not recommend for the faint of heart but be ready for a tough demanding adventure that is definitely the road less traveled (for several reasons haha). Our MapMyRun app clocked in at 13 miles. Saw zero people and moving time took 7hrs and 59 minuets but stops for tons of pictures, food, and a brief summit stay took 9.5 hours.

kayllamo llam
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Hiking

Buenos Dias. Muy encantado!

Keith Traber
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Hiking
First to Review

One of the most scenic hikes to date. Everything from a lush forest to pristine lakes, glaciers and numerous giant waterfalls, The bridge is out so do not follow the old route. Cross over the 4-5 rivers at the inlet of Peyto Lake and stay along the right hand side. We went in early Sept and the biggest set of rivers was just over 20 ft wide, and the deepest it was was just past my knees. Be prepared for extreme frigid water though, as it is pure glacier melt. Your feet and legs will sting. Once you reach the end of the inlet you will see a path that will take you along the river bed to the original location that will take you up the ridge. Basically just follow my route. The path above the waterfalls is short and fun but walk with extreme caution. One slip and you're a fatality. Caldron lake is absolutely incredible and it will be in your sights all the way to the peak, as will all the numerous glaciers and waterfalls. The hike and scramble took us a total of 9.5 hours, but that also included 30 minutes on top and 30 minutes for lunch.

Ellen Hunter
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Andres Godoy
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Chris Conrad
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Chris Bowler
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Stephan Trogus
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Zheng Liu
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Tha Bell
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Brent Wright
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Rob McHenry
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Mansi Agarwal
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Danielle Sinclair
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Jen Sicinski
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Michael Joyce
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Lindsey Sullivan
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cristina lioy
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Michael Capanna
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Ron Kisor
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Sean Hamlin
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Charles Kim
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Peter T
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