Stanley Glacier

The Stanley Glacier

The Stanley Glacier

June 29th Saturday

The Stanley Glacier is a hike that can be done in a long half day,but if you take your time and have a coffee at Storm Mountain Lodge on the way give yourself all day.

The trail head is just down the road from the Lodge on Hwy 43 to Radium. Pass the sign for the Great Divide Info parking lot enter into BC and it is on your left.

Trail up through the burnt out forest

Trail up through the burnt out forest

The trail leaves the parking lot and you immediately cross the creek that you will be following on and off as you climb up.

Burnt out trees but that keeps the view open

Burnt out trees but that keeps the view open

After snaking up through this area the trail gives way to green trees and just before the log crossing, the best view of the Glacier,if you do not have time to go all the way.

Carole ,Jon & Ruth balance for a photo

Carole ,Jon & Ruth balance for a photo

The trail gets a bit wet after the log crossing and as I had left my hiking boots at home it was not the best place for open toed sandles.Forge on through the trees on a flat area with views of the Stanley rock face.The trail then goes steeply up some giant rock steps and on untill you break out into the open valley.

Water cascades down the rock face

Water cascades down the rock face

The trail officially ends at a sign but the more adventurous can carry on to the large rock and treed area up the valley for closer if not better views.

Official Sign

Official Sign

The next photos show the big treed rock area and the path ahead.

Telephoto view of path on left

Telephoto view of path on left

Normal view from sign area

Normal view from sign area

Return is by the same route. 10 km round trip to the top 644 m elevation gain. Time about 5 hrs .

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