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Rowe Lakes
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Location:
Waterton Lakes
National Park

Date:
August 3, 2001

Distance:
13.2 kilometers

Maximum Elevation:
2560 meters

Elevation Gain:
950 meters

Time Required:
4.0 to 4.5 hours

 

The trail has a very pretty beginning, the first 300 meter follows along the north side of Rowe Creek, where a series of cascades slides over one of the most colorful streams beds imaginable.

Beyond the creek and 3.9 kilometers into the hike, the trail reaches a junction. Turn left to reach Lower Rowe Lake in 0.2 kilometers. From the junction, the trail continues its climb to the upper lakes, eventualy emerging into the Rowe Meadow at the head of the valley. A bridge at the far end of the meadow spans stream and the reaches another junction. Turn right for Tamarack Trail and ascend to Lineham Ridge. While the trail to Upper Rowe Lakes cuts left and climbs a steep slope. Within minites, Upper Rowe Lakes come into view. The larger of the two Upper Rowe Lakes is backed against the cliffs of the Great Divide.

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