Saskatchewan Trail

Banff, Alberta

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This trail lies along Highway 11, west of Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park. This short 4.74-mile beginner loop trail takes you along the swift banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Following the routes of the early explorers, this river is a Canadian Heritage River. From the nearly invisible trailhead, the trail quickly takes you to the water's edge where views open up along the river. To the south, the towering slopes of Mount Murchison loom. To the northwest, Mount Wilson provides a friendly face, and to the north, Mount Cline and Resolute Mountain dominate. The trail is quick roller coaster that varies between open panoramas and enclosed, woodsy riding. Shortly after passing a warden's cabin signaling the eastern boundary of Banff National Park, the trail links with the highway. A quick pavement pedal will return you to your car.

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"This trail lies along Highway 11, west of Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park. This short 4.74-mile beginner loop trail takes you along the swift banks of the North Saskatchewan River.

Following the routes of the early explorers, this river is a Canadian Heritage River. From the nearly invisible trailhead, the trail quickly takes you to the water's edge where views open up along the river. To the south, the towering slopes of Mount Murchison loom. To the northwest, Mount Wilson provides a friendly face, and to the north, Mount Cline and Resolute Mountain dominate. The trail is quick roller coaster that varies between open panoramas and enclosed, woodsy riding. Shortly after passing a warden's cabin signaling the eastern boundary of Banff National Park, the trail links with the highway. A quick pavement pedal will return you to your car."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 4.74
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Late May to early October.
Local Contacts: Banff National Park, 403-762-1550.
Local Maps: Topo: 82 N / 15 Mistaya Lake. Bow Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing map. Parks Canada's Banff / Yoho / Kootenay map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Saskatchewan Trail

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May 2018