Where The Locals Go
For a short and very rewarding hike consider this little
Gem. Travel south 17 miles from Jasper (30 kilometers) on the
Icefields Parkway (93) and watch for a turnoff on the left. The
lake is a horseshoe shape with red colored rock cliffs around the lake
and mountains on all sides. Mount Hardisty is the closest, named
after the head of the Hudsons Bay Company in Edmonton starting
1857. Follow the trail on the side nearest to the highway.
You walk where you see people standing in the picture to the right.
There are several interesting spots
on the interior of the horseshoe which is easily reached from the approach
trail. Large boulders, free fall, and more pretty views of the
other end of the horseshoe are enjoyed. This is a truly wonderful
spot to spend the afternoon exploring and searching what nature has
left here for you.
Locals come here for trout fishing!
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