Great Divide Trail Elk Pass Trailhead to Palliser River

Canmore, British Columbia

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Moderate climb on good hiking trail with a potentially difficult ford of the Palliser River. Mount Lyautey can be seen over Upper Kananaskis Lake from the North Interlakes trailhead. This segment of the GDT leads you into the secluded Height of the Rockies Provincial Park at the head of the Palliser River. Starting in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park you circle the northern side of Upper Kananaskis Lake. The constant view of the dramatic peaks surrounding the lake and the excellent hiking trail is very enjoyable. The trail remains in very good shape up to North Kananaskis Pass on the Divide. An interesting feature en route is Turbine Canyon, a deep incision in the mountainside concealing waterfalls and shady pools.
Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail

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Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail

by Dustin Lynx (Rocky Mountain Books)

Moderate climb on good hiking trail with a potentially difficult ford of the Palliser River. Mount Lyautey can be seen over Upper Kananaskis Lake from the North Interlakes trailhead. This segment of the GDT leads you into the secluded Height of the Rockies Provincial Park at the head of the Palliser River. Starting in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park you circle the northern side of Upper Kananaskis Lake. The constant view of the dramatic peaks surrounding the lake and the excellent hiking trail is very enjoyable. The trail remains in very good shape up to North Kananaskis Pass on the Divide. An interesting feature en route is Turbine Canyon, a deep incision in the mountainside concealing waterfalls and shady pools.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Canmore
Distance: 17
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Summer depending on snow pack
Local Contacts: Kananaskis Country, 403-678-5508
Local Maps: 82 J / 11 Kananaskis Lakes
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Divide Trail: Elk Pass Trailhead to Palliser River

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May 2018