Cirque Peak Bow Summit Area
Just over small ridge from Helen Lake is ascent route
View from the summit looking south shows trail to Helen Lk below
Scramble: Class 1 Steep Hiking
Altitude: 2,993m (9,820 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,050m (3,444 ft)
Ascent Time: 3 4 Hours
Best Season to Scramble: End of June to October
This scramble begins at the Helen Lake / Dolomite Pass
trailhead and takes you up into the high alpine area on this popular hiking trail before
the steeper stuff begins. A nice summit with views of the Wapta Icefield to the West and
Mt. Hector to the South.
Head west out of Calgary on the TransCanada highway # 1 to Lake
Louise 187km (116.9 miles). Continue west on the TransCanada for another 2.5km and take
the Icefield Parkways / Jasper exit (highway 93) going north. Head north 33km (20.6 miles)
to the Helen Lake trailhead. Parking lot is on the east (right) side of the road.
Hike the Helen Lake trail for approximately 6km. Youve
gained around 550m (1,800ft) to this point. Continue along the trail (up over a small
ridge) for Dolomite Pass until you see the shoulder in the route photo above and begin
your ascent here.