Valley of Ten Peaks

The Valley of the Ten Peaks is in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, in the Canadian Rockies. The park is 180 kilometers west of Calgary, Alberta. The ten peaks are to be found above Moraine Lake. As their name suggests, these are ten jagged snowy mountain peaks adjacent to one another overlooking Moraine Lake, and casting their reflections upon its pristine blue waters.

There are also many hanging glaciers nearby that add to the surreal vista, which is said to be nature at its best. The best time to visit Moraine Lake is from the late summer through early fall, when many of the tourists have already gone home and the temperatures are still not too cold. Summertime is crowded, as it does offer more outdoor activities and warmer weather.

Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks is one of the most stunning destinations inside of Banff National Park, and the area also houses the third highest mountain peak in the Rockies. Moraine Lake has crystalline, pristine, emerald-hued waters. Thereupon them, the area offers opportunities for canoe rentals, sightseeing, photography, walking, and hiking.

The breathtaking and gorgeous scenery alone is worth the trip, with camping and climbing also being permitted in outlying areas for extra incentive. There are other similar destinations nearby to the area, such as Larch Valley, Louise Lake, Sentinel Pass, and Eiffel Lake, which also feature campgrounds. A large glacier is also nearby and, in the wintertime, Moraine Lake Road becomes a destination for cross country skiers.