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Great Divide Trail - Elysium Pass Alternate Route

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34.4 mile 55.4 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 7,256' 2,212 m
Descent: -4,463' -1,360 m
High: 7,177' 2,187 m
Low: 3,609' 1,100 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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GDT Alternate Route following a creek upstream through forest and meadows to Elysium Pass and an alpine route.

Joan Pendleton

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

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

Great Divide Trail - Section F (Jasper to North Boundary Trail) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route bypasses the wet and muddy Miette River Valley by taking a gorgeous high route. It starts on the well maintained Dorothy, Christine and Virl Lakes Trail #60 and then turns off onto Elysium Pass Trail that does not get regular maintenance. From the Elysium Pass meadows to where it rejoins Section F, there is basically no trail but a route to route-find one's way along.

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

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The beautiful turquoise Miette River is crossed by the Dorothy, Christine and Virl Lakes Trail on a sturdy bridge.
Sep 9, 2018 near Jasper…, AB
The beautiful forest of the Dorothy, Christine and Virl Lakes Trail on a sunny summer morning.
Sep 9, 2018 near Jasper…, AB

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