Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system, is truly one of the world’s crown jewels. The mountain for which the park is named guards the park’s western entrance. At almost 13,000 feet, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towers over the lesser surrounding peaks; winter or summer, this is one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains.
Although many peaks in the U.S. Rocky Mountains are higher, no other peak in the Rocky Mountains—neither in the American or Canadian Rockies—has more vertical relief than this peak. Rising some 10,200 feet above the valley floor, it reigns as the supreme summit of the North American Rockies.
The milky blue color of Kinney Lake and Robson River is due to “glacial flour”. Rocks embedded in the bottom of glaciers grind over bed rock and turn it into a very fine dust. Melt water brings the glacial flour down.

I took the Kinney Lake Trail (8.5 miles round trip , 430 feet elevation gain) to enjoy the sights.

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