World's Best Hikes: Athabasca Glacier, Canada

A guide's guide to her 10 favorite hikes on Earth

Adventure guide Kasey Austin has been in the business since she was six and has traveled extensively in Europe and the Americas. She leads tours of Yellowstone and Alaska for Austin-Lehman Adventures in Montana. Kasey picked 10 of her favorite hikes in the U.S. and worldwide.

Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada
Strap on the crampons for this guided glacier walk on the massive Columbia Icefield of the Rocky Mountains. A specially trained glacier guide will ensure you’re properly outfitted to safely discover the world of glacier ice by foot! Stare down into the abyss of a glacial crevasse as you trek past a gaping hole within the glacier. Learn your glacier terminology as you view a moraine or millwell up close. Take in the craggy, glacially carved landscape as your guide provides the history of this fascinating area.

3 to 5 miles, round-trip


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