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Jeff, AB Trip Advisor 2012

Talus Lodge is in a remote pristine alpine location. I have hiked extensively in the Canadian Rockies and I can tell you first-hand that Talus Lodge is a one-of-a-kind amazing destination and well worth the effort to get to.

My family and I visited Talus from August 6-10, 2012. We came as a family of four with two adults and two children aged 12. Chris and Joanne Espinel, the owners/operators of the Lodge and their assistant guide Aaron made us feel most welcome.

The Lodge accommodations are solid. The bedrooms are comfortable although not particularly luxurious, but that is not the reason you come to Talus! Bathrooms are shared. There is a sauna that was not used by anyone in our group but was certainly available if we wanted. There is also a private cabin, if you choose, that appears to accommodate at least 6 comfortably. The “home cooked” meals created by Joanne were excellent – tasty and well prepared.

Daily hikes were fully guided by Chris and/or Aaron, although I believe there is a self-guiding option on their website. Both Chris and Aaron are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We saw incredible scenery and enjoyed our hikes immensely due in large part to our expert guides. For this reason, and even if you have stayed at Talus before, I recommend you take advantage of the Talus Lodge guides’ expertise.