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Great Divide Trail - Waterton Detour Alternate Route

Intermediate

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 · Commonly Backpacked · 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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Photos

Vimy Peak in the setting sun, looking southeast along Red Rock Parkway.
Nov 17, 2018 near Pincher…, AB
Morning on the Snowshoe Trail greets us as we head off on a new adventure.
Dec 19, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Visitors enjoying Red Rock Canyon.
Dec 17, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Red Rock Canyon Loop.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB

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