Kevin AbernethyExplorer

A Beast but worth it

This trail was a beast. Luckily it's not very long but everything you hear about the steep incline is true. It's well worth the view once you get to the top

Great views of Lake Crescent

This is a great spot if you are enjoying the lake. The downside is the campground can get crowded and you hear every semi-truck and motorcycle coming up or down the hill on Lake Crescent. If you are looking for peace and quiet this definitely isn't the place.

Beautiful hike!

Great views, the trail gets a little crowded but it's worth checking out if you are in the area.

Spectacular Views

This is one of my favorite backpacking trips. Several options for campsites, including the beach. Take time exploring the tide pools during low tide and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. If you have ever wanted to do a backpacking trip on the coast this is the perfect spot! Make sure you get the appropriate permits, if you want beer for your trip you have to stop somewhere before Neah Bay and stop by Calvins Crab Shop on your way out for great fish and chips!

Great camp site

If you come here during the off season you will have the isolation you are looking for. There was one other tent set up and we never saw the group. Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise and view of the gorge. We saw several Bighorn Sheep in the area, they walked right through our campsite the second night we were there. There are several campsites in this area of NM, but the gorge gives you a phenomenal view and there are a couple of great trails in the area. And it's dog friendly!!

Beautiful

If you are driving through I highly recommend stopping here, the gorge is beautiful, especially for a sunset or sunrise. There are plenty of things to do in the Taos area, this is an easy spot to get to, you will appreciate just how small we are by the size of the gorge.

Great spot

The trail is fairly easy to get to, just make sure you pay attention to the directions in the description, there isn't a street sign on Tune Dr. I'd recommend getting there early, we showed up at about 11 and there was one group hiking back, we had the area to ourselves for about 30 minutes and then about 15-20 people showed up after that. It's worth the trip if you are in the area.

Rent the lookout

Reserving the cabin is very difficult to do, but it's well worth it. The views for sunsets and sunrises are incredible. It's cool to see the lookout for just a hike and it's worth stopping by if you are passing through but I wouldn't come to the area for just this hike. If you stay in the lookout make sure to wake up in the middle of the night to see the stars and also be prepared for the day hikers to try to open the entry door and asking if anyone is up there.

One of my favorites

This trail blew away my expectations. Beautiful scenery the entire time and there are wildflowers everywhere if you hit the trial around July. The lakes are something you have to see in person. Also dog friendly which is rare for such a beautiful spot. If you are in the area make sure you knock this trail out

Beautiful hike!

This was a somewhat difficult trail but it has beautiful views the entire way. We immediately started laughing when we saw both lakes because they looked fake due to the water color. Unbelievable scenery. Highly recommend!

Response

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.