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Burstall Pass
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Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes,
Kananaskis Country

August 26, 2001

14.8 kilometers

Maximum Elevation:
2375 meters

Elevation Gain:
460 meters

Time Required:
4.5 to 5.0 hours


The Burstall Pass trail is one of the easiest and most popular routes to splendid alpine meadows and fascinating karst ridges in Kananaskis Country. The apporach travels through some fine meadows along Burstall Creek and Burstall Flats, and the views from the pass are impressive in all directions and encompass some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies

encompassing Leman Lake, Spray Pass, Chester valley and Mt. Birdwood,

An even better view is reputedly gained by ascending the ridge that separates Burstall Pass and South Burstall Pass.







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