Crimson Lake Alberta Winter Hike Amerada Trail

Crimson Lake Provincial Park has a well-developed trail system. Crimson Lake is near Rocky Mountain House Alberta, in David Thompson Country. It is a popular camping spot during the summer and for cross country skiing during winters with more...
Crimson Lake Provincial Park has a well-developed trail system. Crimson Lake is near Rocky Mountain House Alberta, in David Thompson Country. It is a popular camping spot during the summer and for cross country skiing during winters with more snow. We took advantage of the mild temperatures over the winter break to hike the 10km Amerada Loop Trail around Crimson Lake. Naturally, our first stop was in Rocky Mountain House to visit our favourite bakery there.
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28 December 2023 at   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
Rocky Bakery and Deli has a new name and new owners since our last visit. It is now called Mountain House bakery and Cake Art. Happily, they offer the same great selection, service and baked goods. So, it is still my favourite bakery to stop at...
Rocky Bakery and Deli has a new name and new owners since our last visit. It is now called Mountain House bakery and Cake Art. Happily, they offer the same great selection, service and baked goods. So, it is still my favourite bakery to stop at when visiting Rocky Mountain House and David Thompson Country in Alberta Canada.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
Mountain House Bakery created a fun gingerbread village complete with a toy train and Christmas Tree. The display was beautiful and full of Christmas spirit. As if being in a bakery wasn't enough to get me to buy something, add on a dose of...
Mountain House Bakery created a fun gingerbread village complete with a toy train and Christmas Tree. The display was beautiful and full of Christmas spirit. As if being in a bakery wasn't enough to get me to buy something, add on a dose of Christmas Spirit and I just about bought everything!
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
Bakery ownership changes always make me a little nervous, especially when it as one that I loved. Happily, Mountain House Bakery and Cake Art make the same delicious donuts they did when I first discovered them. These will make a perfect pre- &...
Bakery ownership changes always make me a little nervous, especially when it as one that I loved. Happily, Mountain House Bakery and Cake Art make the same delicious donuts they did when I first discovered them. These will make a perfect pre- & post-hike treat.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
Crimson Lake is a 15 min drive from Mountain House Bakery and Cake Art. It is well signed and easy to get to. The trailhead is in the day use area, near the beach and the playground. The trail around Crimson Lake is called the Amerada Loop. It is...
Crimson Lake is a 15 min drive from Mountain House Bakery and Cake Art. It is well signed and easy to get to. The trailhead is in the day use area, near the beach and the playground. The trail around Crimson Lake is called the Amerada Loop. It is 10km long and easy. There is little elevation change. When there is more snow the local nordic ski club grooms the trail.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
The Amerada Trail Loop around Crimson Lake is wide enough to walk side by side. We were happy to see that there was a little bit of snow in the area since there wasn't any near Edmonton this December. It was also a warm day, perfect for hiking....
The Amerada Trail Loop around Crimson Lake is wide enough to walk side by side. We were happy to see that there was a little bit of snow in the area since there wasn't any near Edmonton this December. It was also a warm day, perfect for hiking. Not to mention, the snow and the alpine forest made the trail smell fantastic. Even though it was December the smell reminded me of the spring skiing trips we used to take as a child.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
Our bears, um I mean dogs love joining us on our adventures. Amerada Trail (also known as the Crimson Lake Loop) passes through forested areas, wetlands and provides views of Crimson Lake. The trail is easy as it only has 34m of elevation gain...
Our bears, um I mean dogs love joining us on our adventures. Amerada Trail (also known as the Crimson Lake Loop) passes through forested areas, wetlands and provides views of Crimson Lake. The trail is easy as it only has 34m of elevation gain over the course of its 10km.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
There are several shelters along this 10km hike that offer protection from the elements for trail users. All the materials needed to build the shelters were donated by the David Thompson Country Trail Running Committee.
28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
This is one of our first views of Crismon Lake from the Amerada Trail. Despite the unusually warm temperatures this December, the lake was frozen enough for people to be out ice fishing. Here, we are on the far side of the lake looking west...
This is one of our first views of Crismon Lake from the Amerada Trail. Despite the unusually warm temperatures this December, the lake was frozen enough for people to be out ice fishing. Here, we are on the far side of the lake looking west towards Crimson Lake’s Island and to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the distance.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
The Amerada Trail on Crimson Lake has kilometer markers, interpretive signs, and rest areas throughout the entire route. There are also two sets of outhouses (pit toilets) on the trail as well.
28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
After a brown December with no snow, this hiker was happy to be back in David Thompson Country enjoying the fresh mountain air and snow.
28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
The Amerada Trail runs along Crimson Lakes shoreline for a small portion of the trail. Hikers can enjoy the warmth of the sun and scenic lake views along this portion of the trail.
28 January 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
This was my favourite bench along the Amerada Trail in Crimson Lake Provincial Park near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. I like them mountain style of bench. It is so peaceful, sitting in the sun here and taking in the view of the lake.
28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
Beaver Pond is 1.5km from the day use area at Crimson Lake. Or if you take the long way around to Beaver Pond, it is about 8.5km into the 10km hike. This is a small pond with a floating dock and good for bird watching. Even in late December we...
Beaver Pond is 1.5km from the day use area at Crimson Lake. Or if you take the long way around to Beaver Pond, it is about 8.5km into the 10km hike. This is a small pond with a floating dock and good for bird watching. Even in late December we still managed to spot a bird. We saw a grouse.
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28 December 2023 ·   3 months ago taken in   Crimson Lake, Clearwater County, AB T0M 0C0, Canada
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