Just 15 minutes up a winding road from famous and always-busy Lake Louise is Moraine Lake. There is a small summertime lodge at one end of the lake and a very pleasant walking trail that winds around to the other end, usual completely devoid of tourist activity. It’s a delightful place to find solitude, as well as being a great place for a lake-side picnic on a warm day. An interesting fact about the lakes in the Rockies is that each lake has its own unique shade and intensity, varying from deep emerald green to bright turquoise blue. Depending on the geology and the source of the glacial meltwater, each of these lakes are fed with a varying amount of, fineness of, and type of rock powder which gives the water a distinct milky look and color.