Peyto Glacier Via Caldron Peak Trail

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Peyto Glacier Via Caldron Peak Trail is a 11.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.4 km
744 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing


trail running




washed out

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I did this as part of the Wapta on touring skis. It was a lovely route. Very scenic. Some tricky sections crossing the river at the end of Peyton lake. There is one steep section crossing onto the Moraine. But we were able to ascend with skis and skins. The Peyton hut is stunning. It requires glacier crevasse rescue equipment and the skills to use them. Yamnuskan offers a worthwhile hike across the glacier in the summer. Excellent intro to Mountaineering.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This is a trail that you really need to be prepared for. I was there at the end of May & there was still 3+ feet of snow. Snow shoes & cleats are a must! Its a quick hike from the parking lot to the Peyto Lake viewing area. There are more trails that wind along the way & depending on the condition of the trail & your shoeware, you may or may not be able to achieve the full 8miles this area offers.

9 months ago

recorded Peyto Lake

Tuesday, August 06, 2013