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1,602 mi 2,579 km of trail 17 Runs

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 69 Trails Intermediate Trails 73 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails
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Gems in Southwestern Alberta - 5

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gem Favorite Valley of the Ten Peaks: Time stands still during this beautiful early morning at Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

Moraine Lake

(8) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Snake Indian Falls along the North Boundary Trail.

Snake Indian Falls

(1) Hinton, AB
gem Favorite Hanging Rock near 1st Bridge, Jasper NP

Maligne Canyon

(1) Jasper…, AB
gem Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Lake Louise

(5) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Takakkaw Falls is stunning from closer up.

Takkakaw Falls

(2) Golden, BC

Runs in Southwestern Alberta - 18

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Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!
Difficult

Cory & Edith Passes

8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 3,312 ft Ascent 1009.57 m Ascent

(9) Banff, AB
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km • Out and Back • 1,892 ft Ascent 576.82 m Ascent

(12) Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km • Loop • 2,569 ft Ascent 783.13 m Ascent

(15) Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Jonas Pass, looking northwest.
Difficult

Brazeau Loop

49.3 mi 79.3 km • Loop • 6,084 ft Ascent 1854.43 m Ascent

(1) Golden, BC
Favorite Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Difficult

Great Divide Trail (GDT)

673.7 mi 1,084.3 km • Point to Point • 103,320 ft Ascent 31492 m Ascent

(2) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Extremely Difficult

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km • Loop • 5,129 ft Ascent 1563.39 m Ascent

(2) Canmore, AB
Favorite Angel Glacier below Mt. Edith Cavell's west shoulder, with Cavell Pond below. Franchere Peak is on the right in the background.
Intermediate

Mount Edith Cavell Tour

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 1,730 ft Ascent 527.4 m Ascent

(2) Jasper…, AB
Favorite Fall colours on the trail up to Floe Lake.
Difficult

Rockwall

34.2 mi 55.1 km • Point to Point • 8,254 ft Ascent 2515.76 m Ascent

(1) Banff, AB

Trails in Southwestern Alberta - 171

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13.8 mi 22.2 km #1Berg Lake Trail
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
13.8 mi 22.2 km Valemount, BC
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Snowbird Pass Route
Intermediate/Difficult
Valemount, BC
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km Valemount, BC
7.3 mi 11.7 km #3Iceline Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Golden, BC
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Cory Pass
Difficult
Banff, AB
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Banff, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Fairview Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Lake Louise, AB
2.6 mi 4.1 km #6Sulphur Skyline #30
Intermediate/Difficult
Hinton, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.1 km Hinton, AB
93.7 mi 150.8 km #7Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
93.7 mi 150.8 km Pincher Creek, AB
2.7 mi 4.4 km #8Mumm Basin Route
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Valemount, BC
7.5 mi 12.0 km #9David Thompson Heritage Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.0 km Golden, BC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #10Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
3.8 mi 6.2 km Lake Louise, AB
24.0 mi 38.6 km #11Poboktan Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
24.0 mi 38.6 km Jasper Park Lodge, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #12Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
132.9 mi 213.9 km Canmore, AB
1.8 mi 2.9 km #13Hargreaves Lake Route
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Valemount, BC
1.4 mi 2.2 km #14Paget Lookout Trail
Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Lake Louise, AB
122.9 mi 197.7 km #15Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
122.9 mi 197.7 km Golden, BC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #16Razor's Edge
Extremely Difficult
Canmore, AB
Extremely Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Canmore, AB
65.2 mi 104.9 km #17Great Divide Trail - Section F (Jasper to North Boundary Trail)
Difficult
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Difficult
65.2 mi 104.9 km Jasper Park Lodge, AB
117.9 mi 189.8 km #18Great Divide Trail - Section G (North Boundary Trail to Kakwa…
Difficult
Valemount, BC
Difficult
117.9 mi 189.8 km Valemount, BC
68.5 mi 110.2 km #19Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing)
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
68.5 mi 110.2 km Golden, BC
126.4 mi 203.4 km #20Great Divide Trail - Section B (Coleman to Kananaskis Lakes)
Difficult
Sparwood, BC
Difficult
126.4 mi 203.4 km Sparwood, BC

Photos of Southwestern Alberta - 412

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Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Hanging Rock near 1st Bridge, Jasper NP
Aug 25, 2017 near Jasper…, AB
Rainbow over the valley of Berg Lake Trail. Berg Lake (front left), shoulder of Rearguard Mountain (left), and Tatei Ridge in the distance (center). Looking east from the Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint.
Oct 7, 2017 near Valemount, BC
A pika near the Presidents
Aug 5, 2017 near Golden, BC
Calumet Creek headwaters flow through the expansive Moose Pass meadows below rugged Peaks of Calumet Ridge. Looking northwest from just west of Moose Pass.
Sep 11, 2018 near Grande…, AB
Robson Glacier flowing down from Mt. Robson on the right.
Oct 13, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Mt. Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972, with Berg Glacier (left), Mist Glacier (right), and Berg Lake
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC

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