Grassi Lakes hike is very well known for a summer quick hike and beautiful views with a turquoise water lake. But what about winter?
Having had my puppy dog for a week, me and a friend (who also has a dog) decided to go for a hike and see how baby Silas does.
This was the perfect hike because it was not too long (5km and estimated around 2h) and would allow us to go to the mountains.
There is actually two trails to get there. One that is more difficult but goes along a waterfall and one that is pretty straight forward up. The most difficult one was closed so we had to take the other trail.
The hike goes up up up all the way but good news is, it goes down down down all the way back.
Once you get to the lake you have different trails to go around and even further.
The blue / green color of the Grassi lakes is just unreal. Even in winter! I have never seen it during the summer but I can only imagine.
You don’t need any snow shoes because the trail is well done and the snow is packed. You might need crampons though when you reach the lakes if you want to go further because it was very slippery. So slippery that my friend couldn’t go further. I stayed at the lake level because it had already been an hour and a bit and Silas was tired already so I didn’t want to push too much for the first hike.
I can say that for a first, he was very courageous and slept all the afternoon after that ahah.
I recommend this hike for people who just want to go outside for an afternoon walk and see a nice lake not too far from Calgary. I will come back during summer for sure juste to see how blue the lake can become.
Anyhow, you can see the full Grassi Lakes trail on my Strava account. You can also follow me on there for all my trails and adventures > https://www.strava.com/athletes/80690920
Let’s explore more and see what else the Rockies have to offer!