A fairly stiff climb from the parking lot is rewarded by a superb view from the top of the ridge of the Saskatchewan Glacier and the valley that it used to occupy. Flowers are everywhere (in July) on the open hillside. There are a number of viewpoints once the trail crosses the ridge, each one giving a more spectacular view than the one before. Fossils (corals) are everywhere. Eventually the trail deteriorates as it crosses talus slopes as it heads further south, and the casual hiker should probably turn back at that point rather than risk injury from a long slide down the mountain. Along with Sunshine Meadows and Beauty Creek, this is one of the great short hikes in the parks.
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