(INTRODUCTORY to MODERATE) This is a great trip for anyone new to backpacking or those looking to improve their backcountry skills and take in fantastic terrain while doing it. The Fiddle River valley is home to wildlife such as mountain goats, and grizzly bears. Being in the Front Ranges on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, this trail is often one of the first to be free of snow, and can be one of the best places to see wildflowers by late July. This route starts and ends at the famous Miette Hot Springs, and soaking your feet in the natural spring waters can be a wonderful way to wrap up a ramble out in the hills. Being an introductory adventure, there is plenty of time to learn skills such as map-reading, compass navigation, and getting to know the flora and fauna of the Canadian Rockies.