Durrand Glacier – moderate hiking

Honeymoon Lake – Utopia Loop

Honeymoon Lake – Utopia Loop

  • Level of hiking: Moderate
  • Lowest elevation: 1910 m, Durrand Bowl
  • Top elevation: 2160 m, upper Utopia Ridge
  • Total elevation gain: 355 m
  • Total distance: 6 km


From the Durrand Glacier Chalet walk in the direction south, past the private hut. There take the trail leading west, and follow the trail diagonally down a long side-slope which is at first forested. Follow this trail to the Durrand Creek Bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the main trail leading to your right (west). After a few hundred meters you come to a second branch-off, again continue on the main trail leading to your right (west). This will bring you to the charming Honeymoon Lake.

At the south end of the lake take the trail leading towards south (left), winding its way up to the upper Utopia Ridge. Once you are on the ridge (at the top of the shale switch backs) branch off to the right, downhill along the scenic Utopia Ridge. This large loop will bring you eventually back to the Honeymoon Lake. From the lake follow the trail back to the Durrand Glacier Chalet.

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