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Banff Natinal Park

1. May 15, 2001
2. July 18, 2001

4.6 kilometers

Maximum Elevation:
1691 meters

Elevation Gain:
275 meters

Time Required:
1.5 to 2.0 hours


One of the few mountain summits in the Canadian Rockies that can be easily ascended by the casual walker. The view over Banff townsite, the golf course and Bow Valley are outstanding considering the relatively easy ascent.

The wide, well-maintained trail climbs steadily through a dry forest. The views of the townsite below, the Vermilion Lakes and the relatively level Bow Valley gradually open up. Few minutes later, the glimpse of the Scottish baronial splendour of the Banff Springs Hotel appears, which is set between the distinctive slope of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain on the opposite.

A little further up the trail, you can see where the Spray River enter the Bow River just below the Bow Falls. Then the trail becomes rocky and mostly open as it reaches the top of the ridge. The summit is partially treed, however, you can walk a few meters on either side to gain better views.







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