Jura Creek

Exshaw, Alberta

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A short, rough hike up a geologically interesting valley in the Fairholme Range. Of course, the creek's name should really be Devon or Carbon, or Paleo. When named in 1913 it was thought the prominent black shale outcrop was of Jurassic age in the Mesozoic. It was later proved to be late Devonian and early Carboniferous/Mississippian in the Paleozoic Era. So what if the geologists were out by 200 million years.

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"A short, rough hike up a geologically interesting valley in the Fairholme Range. Of course, the creek's name should really be Devon or Carbon, or Paleo.

When named in 1913 it was thought the prominent black shale outcrop was of Jurassic age in the Mesozoic. It was later proved to be late Devonian and early Carboniferous/Mississippian in the Paleozoic Era. So what if the geologists were out by 200 million years."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Exshaw
Distance: 4.7
Elevation Gain: 2,197 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: Day hike
Local Maps: 82 O/3 Canmore
Driving Directions: Directions to Jura Creek

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May 2018