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Great Divide Trail - Kiwetinok Alternate Route

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GDT Alternate Route over alpine terrain and scenic high passes of Yoho National Park.


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Map Key

21.4

Miles

34.4

KM

73%

Runnable

8,095' 2,467 m

High

4,093' 1,248 m

Low

7,343' 2,238 m

Up

6,134' 1,870 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

71%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · 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 D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route bypasses a forested stretch of the main GDT that is currently (2018) tough to get through due to overgrowth. Most of this alternate route is on well maintained, awe inspiring high trails in Yoho National Park. However, towards the end, around Kiwetinok Pass and beyond, route finding skills are needed.

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

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

A pika near the Presidents
Aug 5, 2017 near Golden, BC
Glacial runoff in late summer along the aptly named Iceline Trail.
Feb 5, 2021 near Golden, BC
Looking north from the Iceline Trail at the line of glaciated peaks across the valley.
Feb 5, 2021 near Golden, BC
Takkakaw Falls across the valley from the Iceline.
Aug 10, 2020 near Golden, BC
Looking across the valley from the Iceline.
Aug 10, 2020 near Golden, BC
Glacier capped peaks across the valley from the Iceline Trail.
Feb 5, 2021 near Golden, BC

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