Lake Peyto, Banff national park

Lake Peyto, Banff national park

Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It was named after Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area. The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an elevation of 1,860 m. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.

There is a cracking viewing platform only minutes from the carpark, however this image was taken further up Bow Summit. A fresh dusting of snow only had to the beauty of this location.
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Lake Peyto, Banff national park

Lake Peyto, Banff national park
Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It was named after Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area. The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an elevation of 1,860 m. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.

There is a cracking viewing platform only minutes from the carpark, however this image was taken further up Bow Summit. A fresh dusting of snow only had to the beauty of this location.
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