Saddle Peak

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Saddle Peak is a secondary objective to nearby Fairview Mountain. It can be easily added on after descending from Fairview on the way back to the trail head. It's a mere 120m/400' up from the Saddleback, reached by a popular hiking trail from Lake Louise. From the Saddleback, you can either follow an easy trail that ascends the southwest side or head straight up the west side over boulders.

The top provides views of the north face of Mt. Temple (3543m/11,621') and of Lake Annette.

Elevation (feet): 7,995
Elevation (meters): 2,437
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.393958
Longitude: -116.208057
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Lake Louise

Thanks to Craig Knelsen for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Saddle Peak.

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  • Log #18429 - by Tim L. Helmer on Oct 12, 2003
    Saddle Mountain is located near Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. This is named as Saddle Mountain on the Government Topo maps. It's just ten minutes from the saddle below Fairview Mountain to...
  • Log #18430 - by Bill Sutton on Aug 31, 2003
    This was a nice follow to Storm Mountain the day before. A lovely view of Temple and other surrounding peaks.
  • Log #18431 - by Sheldon on Aug 04, 2003
    Nice veiw of Mount Temple and Paradise Valley.You can do this in scuba diving flippers!
  • Log #18432 - by Craig Knelsen on July 12, 2003
    After ascending Mt. Fairview in the morning, I hiked back down to the Saddleback and followed an easy scrambler's trail (SW) with some boulder hopping as I approached the summit. Took 20 minutes to...