Rawson Lake Hike and Yoga day trip with Explore More - Hike and Yoga
Stretch your perspective...
Explore More Hike and Yoga offers full-day, all-inclusive hiking and yoga excursions departing Calgary. Join us on one of our trips to explore the mountains and our inner selves.
The trip from Calgary to our hike and yoga destinations offers beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination while travelling in the comfort in our Nissan NV 3500 van.
Saturday trips to Kananaskis Country and Peter Lougheed Park, leaving Calgary @ 7:30am
Join us for a day of exploring Alberta's beautiful mountains and our inner selves.
return transportation from Calgary
one-hour yoga class with certified instructor
lunch (vegetarian option available on request)
7:30 - 8:00 AM: Gather at Chinook LRT (free parking), load up Big Red and hit the road
9:00 / 10:00 AM: Arrive at trail head/parking, gear up and head out on the trail
11:30 AM / 12:00 PM: Break for lunch, take photos, chat
12:30 / 1:00 PM: Head back to trail head
2:30 / 3:00 PM: Yoga class*
3:30/ 4:00 PM : Depart for Calgary
6:00 / 6:30 PM: Arrive Chinook LRT, Calgary
A beautiful alpine lake near the foot of Mount Sarrail, with jade green waters and emerald meadows surrounding it, Rawson Lake is a photographers dream and a nature lovers sanctuary. The lake is stocked with Cutthroat Trout corralled by a small man-made dam near the outflow. Be sure to check fishing regulations before you try to catch your lunch though!
This hike is a cardio boosting, steady climb through a subalpine forest. The trail arrives at a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks and green meadows. Albertawow.com describes the Rawson Lake hike as possibly the nicest hike located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Rawson Lake is a classic example of a mountain Tarn Lake. It's a stunning emerald green color and crystal clear.
Length: 1-2 hours each way
Distance: approximately 8 km return
Elevation gain: 320 m / 1,050 ft
Difficulty: Level 2 (Novice)
Please bring plenty of water, a yoga mat**, sunscreen, snacks, and dress in layers and appropriately for the weather (note that the temperature can drop significantly with higher elevation).
* If the weather permits, the yoga portion will be held where we hike, before we leave the park. If weather does not permit (too cold or raining) we will hold an optional 6 pm yoga class at a studio after returning to Calgary
**Yoga mat is provided, however if you prefer more cushion for your practice, please feel free to bring your favorite mat.
Registration (closes 24h before departure).
Chinook LRT Station (Departure) (View)
153-229 61 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G6
|Minimum Age: 12|