Day Hikes Near Banff Guide Book

by Don Beers (Rocky Mountain Books)
Day Hikes Near Banff  by Don Beers

30pp (15 cards)/color photos/maps
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These full-color, water resistant, up-to-date outdoor recreation cards show day hikes in the Banff National Park area. Each set of 15 cards features 12 of the best hikes in the area chosen by guidebook author Don Beers. Each trail is presented on a separate card, with its own map, an enticing color photograph, access information and a brief trail description. Don's selection of hikes near Banff includes Alymer Lookout, Cory Pass, Healy Pass, Rockbound Lake and Armica Lake as well as some of the shorter, more crowded hikes.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes Near Banff" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 12 of 12.
... Preview: Arnica Lake is a smallish green lake set below sheer cliffs of an outlier of Storm Mountain. To reach it, you travel through the remains of the devastating fire of 1968. Charred skeletons of trees and ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: The trail with the best views of Banff’s largest lake is the one to Aylmer Lookout, site of a fire tower that operated from 1948. The tower was torn down in 1985, after Banff Park went to an electroni ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Located beneath awesome cliffs and a giant scree slope on the east face of Cascade Mountain, C Level Cirque is a rewarding, if somewhat stark, destination. Marmots, pikas, and golden-mantled ground sq ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This demanding route leads through pine forest with few viewpoints before you reach the Amphitheatre. After crossing Forty Mile Creek, you see three striking satellites of the Sawback Range: Mts. Edit ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: Cory Pass is an arduous trip through craggy peaks, highlighted by awesome views of the nearby vertical slabs of Mt. Louis. Mountain sheep frequent the pass, which is often plugged with snow till mid-J ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: It’s best to do this hike on a sunny day in late summer. Deep snow often lingers into July in Bourgeau Lake’s high shady basin and Harvey Lake may be frozen until August. Most of the way to Bourgeau L ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: Despite a tedious approach through forest, during the last 2 km to Healy Pass you traverse scenic meadows, passing lakelets beneath Monarch Ramparts, and getting views back to Mt. Assiniboine, Banff P ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: The trail through Johnston Canyon may be the most popular in Banff Park. Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its spectacular w ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Built as an access for climbers, the Mt. Rundle Trail can be taken by hikers to where the path ends. Although most of the way is in pine forest, the trees thin out at the end to permit views looking w ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: The long trudge up the road eventually brings you to the alpine larches and open country for which Sunshine Meadows is famous. The rest of the steep ascent to Rock Isle Lake is scenically delightful. ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: Although the trail begins with a tedious trudge up a fire road, the valley back of Castle Mountain is filled with delights: the bright-green waters of Tower Lake, the deep-blue colours of Rockbound La ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: A wide, well-graded trail leads to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. It is the path that Banff weatherman Norman Sanson took weekly from 1903 to 1931 to record meteorological data in the observatory tha ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
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