Burstall Pass

Kananaskis, Alberta

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The Burstall Pass trail takes you effortlessly into that cheerful green and white karst country above treeline. As Joe Kovach and Bill Balmer noted on October 6, 1948, the pass can be easily crossed to the Spray River. Anyone off to Leman Lake, Spray Pass or Palliser Pass could come this way in preference to slogging all the way up the Spray River trail from Bryant Creek. If you don't need trails, use South Burstall Pass for Palliser Pass. For those of you staying around, my recommendation for maximum viewing is Burstall Pass, ridge GR147230 to South Burstall Pass, and a return to Burstall Pass via the benches, a round-trip from the trailhead of about 16 km.

Burstall Pass Professional Review and Guide

"The Burstall Pass trail takes you effortlessly into that cheerful green and white karst country above treeline. As Joe Kovach and Bill Balmer noted on October 6, 1948, the pass can be easily crossed to the Spray River. Anyone off to Leman Lake, Spray Pass or Palliser Pass could come this way in preference to slogging all the way up the Spray River trail from Bryant Creek.

If you don't need trails, use South Burstall Pass for Palliser Pass. For those of you staying around, my recommendation for maximum viewing is Burstall Pass, ridge GR147230 to South Burstall Pass, and a return to Burstall Pass via the benches, a round-trip from the trailhead of about 16 km."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kananaskis
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,548 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: Day hike
Local Maps: 82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir, 82 J/11 Kananaskis Lakes
Driving Directions: Directions to Burstall Pass

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2009
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Moderate trail with great views. Flat for the first 5km or so, with the route going up through the trees to come out on another flat area. A bit of work is needed for the final ascent, but the view is definitely worth it. I will go back here in the winter to snowshoe it.


7/14/2004
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