J.J. Benson

From a biking perspective...

While the views are pretty and the trail is easy to access from the city - it's probably much better for hiking and trail running than it is for mountain biking. Because it is a dual use system it is often crowded and it is also very technical and rocky. Unless you are a very seasoned rider this will be more of a hike-your-bike trip than a ride.

The glacial flour in Peyto is really stunning in early spring and worth seeing- especially with as quick and easy as the overlook is to access. The downside as with most of all of the other easy to access scenic Banff locations is that it can get very crowded. I would really like to go back and see it in the fall after the snow has started to fall.

Despite the fact that this is one of the most photographed spots - its is really incredible and worth seeing for yourself. If you are looking to beat the crowds try going in off-season, like early spring. I went the first week in June when the road opened for access and spent a night - sundown to sunrise out on the rocks and was one of the only people out there.

Sneffles was the first 14'er I climbed. I joke that in a lot of ways it ruined me because it really is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been - and was a catalyst in my love for exploring the mountains.