The impressive Shark’s Tooth only becomes visible when you finally crest the rim of the pass. The pass is on a spacious alpine ridge, about 1 km long, hugging the eastern rim of the cirque. Blue Rocky Mountain summits ripple away to every horizon.
Marmalade Creek is only replenished by snow and rainfall; there are no icefields in the high country of this region. As a result, the creek is dry along most of the route after years of drought.
Ram Creek Hot Springs
The wilderness Ram Creek Hot Springs are 13.3 km along Ram Creek Road (see Drive, in the margin). Blocky boulders rim the parking lot and a firepit. The Hot Spring is a BC protected area and 1-m-deep, clear, pale-blue pools are warm to the touch, not hot. Hike 20 m up a short trail to the pools. There are no facilities. It’s a great place for a soothing soak after a day hike to Marmalade Creek, but you may want to wear a bathing suit, as the pool is very close to the road. Please keep the area clean and pick up garbage others may have left.