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.
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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).