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blue Great Divide Trail - Waterton Detour Alternate Route

Trail

19.0 mile 30.6 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,508' 764 m
Descent: -299' -91 m
High: 6,445' 1,964 m
Low: 4,198' 1,280 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

GDT Alternate Route to detour around Waterton closed area. Visits prairie, hills, forested slopes and small lakes.

Joan Pendleton

Features Birding · Lake · 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 A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route skirts the prairies at the base of the mountains, then turns west to climb into the mountains. Passing creeks, it climbs through forest to Twin Lakes to finally join the main GDT route. This route runs primarily on good trail, with some road running.

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

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