6. Consolation Lakes
The popular hike to Consolation Lakes begins from the Moraine Lake parking area above Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The well-maintained trail offers a wide variety of terrain beneath the close proximity of majestic, glaciated, towering mountains. The first Consolation Lake is surrounded by massive fields of talus and scree. Access to the second Consolation Lake, at the far end, requires quality hiking footwear and is a bit more adventuresome along the far side of the first lake. Near the trail-head there is an option to visit the forever-memorable views of Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks from the lookout atop The Rockpile.