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“So Many Marmots”
Review of Helen Lake Trail

Helen Lake Trail
Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was an exciting hike for me because it was my first in grizzly bear country. We did not see any bears, but we saw marmots everywhere. They were so cute and would whistle to each other as we passed. The meadow is breathtaking and filled with wildflowers. I highly recommend this hike!

3  Thank mosspiglets
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice few, short hike with not much walking in the trees.
Lost of alpine flowers and wildlife along the way.

Thank mistaya_13
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Challenging hike for the 4 of us but it was very worth it. Once you get up there the scenery is truly amazing. The meadow walks were a great contrast to the majesty of the mountains and peaks all around. Nice small lake at the end where we rested, wolfed down our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and favorite beverages. Walk but was a bit hard on the old quads going down hill but a few rests here and there make it all eh ok.

2  Thank chaimlit
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went past Helen lake and climbed Cirque peak (easy scramble). Next we went to Dolomites pass. Highly recommended! One of the best hikes in Rockies. Could be crowded in peak season though...

3  Thank MikeMS
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is an interesting hike along a trail that has lots of tree roots that almost act like a staircase in places, you will cross a number if little streams until you get to the meadow. The views on the way up of Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier are simply breathtaking. You then turn and walk a across the meadow with alpine flowers and beautiful pine trees. Wide broad views of distant snow capped mountains and just the occasional bird sound breaks the silence of this serene Place. The meadow widens and flattens with a well marked trail towards Helen Lake. You then cross some slightly uneven rocky areas and a final waterfall, across a boggy patch and finally Helen Lake. Simply sit on a rock and stare at the natural beauty of mother natures creation.
Paths are mostly good and single file only in some places. You will not be disappointed. We are not fit adventurous hikers but the 12km round trip was achievable and not too tiring.

5  Thank GSD250
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