Peyto Lake Overlook

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Peyto Lake Overlook is a 1.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
93 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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Peyto Lake Trail is a short hike that offers scenic views of Peyto Lake located in the provence of Alberta Canada, near the border of British Columbia. Peyto Lake is a stunning turquoise colored lake fed from Peyto Glacier. This is a great family-friendly hike suitable for all skill levels. The short trip uphill to the scenic Peyto Lake Overlook can be accessed off of Icefields Parkway, north of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Peyto Lake sits between Yoho National Park and Jasper National Park. Once at the top, you will look out onto spectacular views of Bow Lake and the glacier to the west, Peyto Lake, and the Canadian Rockies. Peyto Lake is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the rockies and attracts large crowds, especially in the summer months. It is best to get there early in the morning if you are planning to visit in the summer

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Really nice hike and views

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Incredible view. Short walk on paved road. Lots of people it worth it.

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This is a great short track to an amazing view point. Go early to avoid the crowds.

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short hike, difficult to find the place but finally got there... that was so beautiful that I couldn't leave!!

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