Marsh Loop Snowshoeing Log
A track of all my snowshoeing trips to the Marsh Loop

This is one of a few trips I repeat many times, so all trips are logged here, as many do not need their own full page.

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Distance - 3.5-5km, depending on exact route
Elevation Gain - negligible

The Marsh Loop is a hiking/snowshoeing trail on the west end of Banff Townsite, starting from the Cave and Basin.
The main trail loops via the multi-use trail that heads west to Sundance Canyon, the Bow River, and connecting trails.
There is also a boardwalk near the start which visits the creek flowing out of the hot springs, and is neat, particularly in cold weather where it mists the area.

List of Marsh Loop Snowshoe Trips

December 22, 2012

Pavel and I checked out the route for the first time on a very cold day, with an extra bit of distance due to the Cave and Basin closure.
Full trip report

January 5, 2014

A work trip on a very icy cold but pretty day.
1.5 hour loop with very little stop time

Starting out on the boardwalk trail.

With the recent cold, the steam has frosted a huge swath of trees.

Icy trees near the creek.

The hot water flows out.

The view south to Norquay.

Looking west at the end of the loop.

January 10, 2015

A work trip on an abnormally warm day on the most direct route.

The boardwalk leading in to the spring creek

Fresh snow around the water

Tufa deposits under the flowing creek

Photos taken by Rachel

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