Great Divide Trail - Waterton Detour Alternate Route
ElevationAscent: 2,508' 764 m
Descent: -299' -91 m
High: 6,445' 1,964 m
Low: 4,198' 1,280 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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“GDT Alternate Route to detour around Waterton closed area. Visits prairie, hills, forested slopes and small lakes.”— Joan Pendleton
- 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
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.
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