Caldron Peak is a scramble that requires a lot of effort. There are creek crossings, glaciers, multiple alpine lakes, and scree slopes that feel like you are walking backwards. Expect continually changing views and incredible landmarks to reward you the entire way! Glacial lakes cascade into each other between waterfalls and icefields along this beautiful trail.
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Route Description for Caldron Peak
The trail to Caldron Peak begins at the Peyto Lake viewpoint. Hike past the wooden platform and take the trail on the right down towards the lake. You will descend a few hundred metres here and begin traversing to the left towards the back of the lake.
Come down to the gravel flats and follow the trail here before crossing Peyto Creek. A bridge once existed here and was washed out years ago. Cross carefully and be prepared for deep, swift waters. Follow the lateral moraine to the left of the waterfalls. This is the outflow of Caldron Lake. Continue up the moraine until you come to a junction. Take the trail to the right, which leads to Caldron Lake. The trail on the left leads to Peyto Glacier, which is a great side-trip.
Follow the trail to Caldron Lake and take the path on the right of the lakeshore. Caldron Peak stands tall above the lake. Scramble up the scree slopes to the summit of Caldron Peak!
Getting to the Caldron Peak Trailhead
Take the Icefields Parkway for 42.0 km from the south entrance near Lake Louise to get to the Bow Summit parking lot. This turn off is 4.9 km beyond Num-Ti-Jah lodge on the right-hand side of the highway. Park in the lower lot and make your way to the Peyto Lake viewpoint.
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