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Hey Melissa, you can leave your stuff at Little Yosemite Valley, there are campsites and bear lockers provided throughout the area...and toilets :)

Rewarding but tough

This was a great hike and the view at the top is so nice. This is definitely a difficult hike though, there are really no switchbacks, its mostly just an uphill battle the entire time and the last stretch is scrambling over loose rocks. I highly recommend if you are in the area, but be prepared for a 3-4 hour hike up to the lake.

Great Sunrise

Great spot to catch a sunrise (or sunset) we showed up at 6am and made it to the crag at about 6:45, luckily we were the only ones there but plenty of people showed up afterwards. The crag is awesome, but I thought the best spots were some overlooks where you can see the crag over the bluffs. Either way its a great spot for a day hike. Trail isn't strenuous at all.

Great Views

Really nice trail, there are 8 tent sites you can reserve right by the trail with a couple overlooking the bluffs. If you're in the area I highly recommend stopping by. The tent sites are reserved weeks in advance so make sure you call if you're hoping to stay the night. I believe there are some cabins to rent as well.

Unbelievable hike

This is by far one of my favorite hikes, you see so much and the scenery is unreal. The Banff area gets all of the attention, Mt. Robson is a much smaller area but this hike makes it worth the trek up there. I would suggest making this a 2-3 day hike, just so you have time to enjoy the area

Best Hike Ever

This trail was phenomenal! The helicopter ride started things off perfectly for us, we were able to see everything from a birds eye. You are dropped off at Robson Pass, but we took the short detour to Mum Basin to get a different view of Berg Lake. The trail was in excellent condition, and there was something to see around every corner. Permits are hard to come by if you plan on camping, but I'd recommend taking your time out here. If you are taking the helicopter ride you can make this a day full day hike, we stopped and camped at Kinney Lake just so we could really take our time around the trail. One of the best parts is the trail wasn't overly crowded, Mt Robson is just west of Jasper and it didn't have any crowds in comparison to Banff, Yoho, or Jasper. Don't skip out on this if you are in the area.

Top 3

One of the best hikes I have ever done, the view at the top is unbelievable. It's a trek to get to the top, but worth the time and effort. There was still snow pack when we hiked the trail, but luckily that allowed us to slide down on the descent. If you are in this area I definitely recommend adding this hike to your itinerary. If you are able to secure a permit for Garibaldi Lake you can set up camp so you don't have to make this a long day.

Beautiful Hike; too many people

This is a pretty easy hike, so if you are in the area I would recommend spending a couple of hours here. If you are planning on doing this hike I STRONGLY recommend starting early. We started at about 8:00am and there were already a dozen or so people on the trail, on our way down we passed countless groups and the parking lot was insane. There were at least 30 people in line for the restroom when we got done. A beautiful trio of lakes, but again start early if you want some peace

Great Viewpoint

This was a cool stop for us, the parking lot and trail are easy to spot. We took some dinner up to the viewpoint and watched the sun set over Seton Lake. Great spot for long exposure shots with cars coming around the corners.

Great Camp Site

The hike up isn't too bad and once you get to the campsite the lake is beautiful. I believe there are about 50 camp sites so it can get a little crowded. Try to find a spot away from the cabin and picnic tables for a little more solitude. Great spot to set up if you are hiking towards the Black Tusk viewpoint, or Panorama Ridge; both of which I highly recommend.

Extremely Beautiful

We visited the falls in the winter and it was still very busy. It's worth seeing and it's a very short trail from the parking lot. Everything is sectioned off so it comes across as very touristy, but nevertheless it is extremely beautiful to see firsthand

Incredible

This was an incredible drive, and you never feel like you are just driving point A to point B. The views are non-stop and there are several opportunities to pull off the road and enjoy the scenery. The weather can change quickly so ensure you are properly equipped. We drove this road twice on our trip and I can't wait to go back and drive it again. The Canadian Rockies are absolutely stunning

Beautiful Area

Beautiful spot, and the scenery is even better if you can get there for sunrise. It's close to town so you won't get any solitude, but still well worth going to see firsthand

Missed Northern Lights but still worth seeing

This was the first spot we visited when we entered Banff and even though the overcast skies prevented us from seeing the northern lights it was still well worth the trip to the lake. Easy parking and a frequently visited area from people visiting the park.

Don't skip this during Winter

We brought snow shoes and walked around the lake during Winter and it was phenomenal. The back drop of the snow covered Canadian Rockies was an unbelievable site

Great views

This spot almost speaks for itself, but it's obviously worth going to see. We visited in late Winter and there were still plenty of people walking around. We stuck around for sunset and luckily only had a few people with us. If you're looking for isolation it will be difficult but nevertheless I highly recommend going to check out Lake Louise and the surrounding area.

Better than the pics

Everyone has seen a picture of Peyto Lake, but seeing it in person doesn't compare. We went when the lake was still covered in snow, but it was still an incredible view. The hike to the overlook wasn't crowded and it was awesome to see how much snow the area had received. I will definitely make another trip when the lake has thawed out.

One of the Best

This is one of the best hikes I have ever done. It's not an easy trail, and most of it is straight up, but the view at the top in unbelievable. It's away from the popular places in Banff and Jasper, but well worth the drive up there. If you are looking for a photo op, I would recommend bringing a wide angle lens to capture all of Abraham Lake.

Epic

We did this day hike in late November, and the water wasn't as cold as we expected. We rented the dry suits (Zion Adventure Company) and had one layer on underneath and we were fine. Start early if you are taking the day hike. I would recommend getting your gear the day before so you can hit the trail as early as possible the day of your hike. One of the best hikes I have ever done, don't skip this if you are in Zion

Great Trip

I highly recommend everyone check this out if they are in the area. We were going to skip it, but we were all glad we didn't. The pictures you see of Monument Valley don't justify how scenic this park is. The roads are pretty rough, but it definitely makes you feel like you are taking a step back in time. Don't rush through the drive, take as much time as you can to enjoy each stop.

Slice of Heaven

This is a fantastic backpacking trip. There are several options for your itinerary but spend as much time as possible around Thousand Island Lake. Set your alarm for the early morning to get an unbelievable view of the Milky Way. Camp sites around the trail get a little crowded, but head toward the northwest area of the lake and you will get more secluded options. The water is cold, but don't pass on jumping in with such a phenomenal backdrop.

Underrated

This is one of the best trails in Yosemite, and it has much less traffic compared to other trails. I've camped at the Sunrise Lakes several times, and I usually have the surrounding area all to myself. Half Dome get's all the attention but the views at Cloud's Rest are PHENOMENAL. I definitely recommend reaching the summit for a beautiful sunrise! You can actually submit for a permit to Half Dome and hit that on your way back to Yosemite Valley if you have time. Either way you cant go wrong with this back-country trip.

Love It

Garden of the God's is one of my favorite places in CO. It's family and dog friendly and there are countless areas to explore. It gets very crowded during the warm months so be prepared to be surrounded by other people. Also, afternoon thunderstorms are quite common so plan accordingly.

Great View

This is a must do if you are in Yosemite, be prepared for heavy crowds if you are there during peak season. Either way, its a short hike and worth the time.