Peyto Lake Overlook

EASY 11 reviews
#11 of 88 trails in

Peyto Lake Overlook is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 9, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

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hiking
2 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Beautifull blue lake! It's a must see! The wood deck is over crowded. The upper left trail will bring you to a rocky ridge. From there, you get a gorgeous view! Much less crowded... we made it on June 5th and there was a lotttt of snow. Don't wear sandals ;)

hiking
22 days ago

When I went in late May, the trail was completely covered in snow or ice. Very slippery, but ultimately well worth the effort of getting there. It is an easy and short hike during the summer I'm sure. Peyto Lake is amazingly blue and beautiful. It was mostly frozen when I was there, but it was stunning. Highly recommended!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful spot, great views of what must be one of the most photographed lakes in the Canadian Rockies. It gets quite crowded at the lower viewpoint though. Easy hike to the upper viewpoint.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

one of my most favorite lookouts in banff!

8 months ago

Easy hike. Beautiful scenery

hiking
9 months ago

A very nice, short hike. Best views are to go beyond the viewing platform, take a right (second or third) after a while, and continue to climb. After a short steep section you will get an expansive view. I was alone up there for about an hour although the lower viewpoint was crowded.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Easiest way to see this Beautiful lake, views are 2nd to none, must do!