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Great Divide Trail - Section B (Coleman to Kananaskis Lakes)

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Canadian Rockies at their best, wild and beautiful, along the Continental Divide.


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125.9

Miles

202.6

KM

89%

Runnable

8,158' 2,487 m

High

4,367' 1,331 m

Low

20,755' 6,326 m

Up

19,518' 5,949 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

87%

Max Grade (41°)

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Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Need to Know

The GDT is a wilderness trail. Hiking it provides a wilderness experience that in places may include unmaintained trail, no trail at all (route finding required), animal sightings and encounters, isolation, unbridged creeks and rivers, and long distances between resupplies.

Summer weather can include snow :>)

Resources regularly updated with the latest conditions and other information are:
- GDTA website www.greatdividetrail.com
- Dustin Lynx book "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
- GDT App
- Ryan Silk's GDT Map Atlas
- Gem Trek maps

Description

The GDT (Great Divide Trail) is a long distance hike along the Continental Divide in Canada. This is Section B, the second southernmost section of it.

Section B runs from the town of Coleman, Alberta to the Kananaskis Lakes Day Use Area in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta.

Mountains are everywhere and can be seen from forested trails, stretches on Forest Service Roads, and while cruising along empty backroads. So pretty, regardless of the "trail" type :>)

Please see the resources listed above under Need to Know for up to date detailed descriptions and valuable hiker information.

Alternate Routes
- Great Divide Trail - Crowsnest Pass Community Trail Alternate Route
- Great Divide Trail - High Rock Trail Alternate Route
- Great Divide Trail - Coral Pass Alternate Route
- Great Divide Trail - Elkan Creek Alternate Route

Access Trailheads (motor vehicle accessible)
- Coleman (Section B start)
- Allison Creek Road
- Aldridge Creek Trail trailhead
- Elk Lakes (Lower Elk Lake Trail) trailhead at the end of Elk River Forest Service Road
- Elk Pass Trail trailhead (Section B end)

Access Trails
- Dutch Creek Road (4-wheel drive can drive this) (16.1 miles)
- Cache Creek Trail (1.4 miles)
- Soda Creek Trail (2.5 miles)
- Baril Creek Trail (5.4 miles)

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Joan Pendleton

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