"Find out Why they Call it Moraine Lake" Moraine Lake Things to Do Tip by GuthrieColin

Moraine Lake Things to Do: 8 reviews and 9 photos

  Glaciel Moraine and Tower Rock
by GuthrieColin

The most common hike for visitors would certainly be the ?rock pile? which is simply a large pile of glacial moraine. The rocks were deposited their naturally by the Wenkchemna Glacier and it was this pile of rocks that dammed the streams flowing off the glaciers and created the lake.
From the top of the rock pile you will be rewarded with one of the most classic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. One oddly shaped peak near that pile is Tower Rock (pictured) it stands alone and seems almost out of place with the jagged peaks encircling the rest of the lake.

Directions: From the village of Lake Louise in Banff National Park follow Lake Louise Drive out of town and turn off at the Moraine Lake turnoff. Travel down that winding road for 12.5 km or 7.5 mi from the turnoff. The parking lot is at the end of the road.

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2005
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