Explore the Athabasca Ice Caves

Athabasca Ice Cave Trailhead

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

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Tiffany Nguyen

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A short walk leads to this beautiful ice cave in Jasper National Park.

The Icefields Parkway is without a doubt one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Just off the road, you’ll find one of Jasper’s hidden gems where you can explore this stunning ice cave. Venture inside (with extreme caution) to marvel at the brilliant blue walls and admire epic views of the Canadian Rockies perfectly framed by the cave's opening.

The cave is right near the Columbia Icefields center, the trail head is just on the other side of the street. Just a short hike off the side of the glacier. You can see the bright blue ice off the side of the road and just follow the trail to it. You might want microspikes due to the snow/ice.

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Gone

Got to the Athabasca area and there were no signs for the ice caves. Read a few articles that said it had recently collapsed.

Semi short But Not Easy

If you can bring snowshoes with you because some of the snow you may have to trek through could be pretty deep. Due to snow drifts. Other than that it's well worth the short hike up some steep ish terrain to get to the ice cave. It's also pretty dang big!

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Added by

Tiffany Nguyen

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