Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 3, 2011: This unique curve tree in Horseshoe Lake is a great photo location for wedding / engagement photography, self-portrait shots, and family group pictures.. This tree was not as curved in the past, I noticed!!!


This lake located next to Icefields Parkway is characterized by an amazing turquoise colour with calm reflection of rock slabs along the lake shore. It offers such activities as scuba diving, fishing, swimming, and cliff jumping. Hiking trail around the lake is 1km loop, easy flat short hike.

I passed by this lake a few times without stopping by, thinking that it’s probably just a lake shaped like a horseshoe. I was right, but there is more to it!! One night while staying at Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge (formerly Sunwapta Falls Resort), I heard about this amazing lake, so I decided to take a peek. Definitely it’s a very nice lake, very picturesque for the entire loop of hike. The trail is pretty short and easy, beginner level.

Horseshoe Lake along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 3, 2011: Very very deep blue and green colours. The lake probably contains some sort of minerals???

Blue-green Water Horseshoe Lake with Cliff Reflection - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 3, 2011: Sitting on a cliff by the lake



Horseshoe Lake in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 3, 2011: Getting cloudy. Looks like rain. :(

Horseshoe Lake with Water Reflection - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 3, 2011: Calm reflection of mountains on Horseshoe Lake (North View)

Horseshoe Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 3, 2011: Viewing south on Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake with Slanting Rocks - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 3, 2011: Slanting rock slabs neatly reflected on the lake

Nearby Attractions

Visit Icefields Parkway Travel Guide for more amazing attractions in Jasper.

Map

Horseshoe Lake is located approximately 27km south of Jasper town or 3km north of Athabasca Falls on Highway 93. Exact location (parking lot) is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

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