Walking the World: Saddleback Pass, Lake Louise, Banff National Park

by Gigi Griffis


green tree



dead trees


rocky mountainside


To hike Saddleback Pass, exit the chateau on Lake Louise facing the lake. Walk left along the lake and you’ll come to a trailhead (before the boat dock, though you can also reach it by walking up the little trail behind the boat launching area) that leads up past a parking lot and into the mountains. This trail leads to Saddleback, which is a couple hours round-trip if you stop at the pass. You can keep going, but this is a grizzly area, so watch for signs (we turned back at the one suggesting that only groups of four or more should continue) and do carry bear spray.

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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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walking dead October 10, 2016 - 3:06 am

your pictures are really pretty, you’d taken them with what kind of device? thank you

gigigriffis October 11, 2016 - 9:27 am

Sony a6000

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