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Glaciar Crowfoot
Glaciar Crowfoot

Glaciar Crowfoot

Icefield Parkway, Banff, Canada

Informacion practica

Tanto el mirador del glaciar Crowfoot como el Helen Lake Trailhead se encuentran a 35 km (22 millas) al norte de Lake Louise en Icefield Parkway. El sendero Helen Lake tiene 7.5 millas (12 km) y la mayoría de los excursionistas requieren de cuatro a cinco horas para completar la caminata.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint along the Icefields Parkway has an informational plaque to help you identify the glacier and surrounding mountains.
  • The glacier is located high on Crowfoot Mountain and is not accessible on foot—it can only be viewed from a distance.
  • The viewpoint is paved and wheelchair accessible.
  • A national parks pass is required for driving the Icefields Parkway.
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How to Get There

The viewpoint for Crowfoot Glacier is located along the Icefields Parkway about 21 miles (34 kilometers) north of Lake Louise. The Helen Lake trailhead is located across the highway from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint.

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When to Get There

The mountain highway is best traveled from June through September, when you have the best chance of clear weather and no snow. A clear day ensures the best views of the glacier, which is across the valley from the roadside viewpoint.

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Wildcard

Hiking the Helen Lake Trail The Helen Lake Trail begins across the road from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. The well-marked trail leads you through a forest before rewarding you with views of the valley and Crowfoot Glacier. Ambitious hikers can continue past Helen Lake to the ridge above for even better views. Summertime hikers enjoy the added perk of meadows filled with wildflowers.

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