ElevationAscent: 2,966' 904 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 7,700' 2,347 m
Low: 4,748' 1,447 m
GradeAvg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 66% (33°)
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“A beautiful trail in Banff - very steep!”— Dave Mencel
The Cory Pass trail itself is in very good condition, route finding is quite easy on this pass. About 1/2 way there is a seasonal runoff that may be flowing where you can fill a water bottle (filter it, of course). This is also a popular spot for sighting wildlife. Keep in mind while bear sightings are quite rare in Banff, it is definitely bear country so do your research on how you prepare yourself.
As you progress, you'll quickly be met with beautiful views over the surrounding land. You'll see the highway for a bit, but the tiny cars below will be a testament to the elevation you've gained! Don't worry, the run will taper off towards the top, yielding to the most beautiful views over Banff that few people are willing to earn! There is a definite reason this is often touted the most strenuous run in the park. In my opinion, also the most rewarding! Return the way you came, or continue straight ahead to link up to Edith Pass. Enjoy!
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