Short Walks Near Banff Guide Book

by Don Beers (Rocky Mountain Books)
Short Walks 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 short walks 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. Includes popular walks in Banff townsite such as Tunnel Mountain, the Hoodoos, Cave and Basin and Fenland trails as well as some delightful, lesser-known walks such a Muleshoe and Copper and Smith lakes.

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Trails from the "Short Walks Near Banff" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 12 of 12.
... Preview: Although you can drive to Bow Falls, the paved walkway is a scenic though sometimes crowded route that allows you to see the mountains surrounding Banff from a variety of vantages along the banks of t ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: The Cave and Basin appeals to visitors for many reasons. The idea for setting aside Canada’s national parks began here. Visitors can walk two short interpretive trails to the famous cave. Marsh Trail ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A 0.9 km level trail leads to Copper Lake, which has superb views of Castle Mountain. Smith Lake is named for legendary prospector Joe Smith who arrived at nearby Silver City in 1882 and remained as a ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is a self-guiding nature walk. It passes through a rich breeding ground for birds and mammals. There are opportunities to see beaver, bald eagle, and osprey in a variety of habitats near the bank ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: Although you can drive to the Hoodoos, there are bonus rewards if you take this trail: views of large Douglas firs, of the Fairholme Range, and of Mt. Rundle. Except for a few short sections, the trai ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Johnson Lake is a popular spot for picnicking, fishing, and swimming. Bicycles are permitted; the nearby ski trails, being longer and less crowded than the lakeshore trail, are better suited to biking ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its waterfalls. The Lower Falls can be reached in 1.2 km. A narrow cave permits a close-up ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Bankhead was a mining town built in 1904 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The community quickly grew to a population of 900 (it was bigger than Banff at the time). A large industrial complex was built ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This short nature trail takes you through a stand of aspens, past a group of ancient Douglas firs with their corrugated bark, to a pleasant viewpoint. The grade is easy-to-moderate as far as the hikin ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: Named for George Stewart, first superintendent of Canada’s first national park, Stewart Canyon was one of Lake Minnewanka’s main attractions in Banff’s early days. Much of Stewart Canyon has lain unde ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Starting from a parking lot high above Banff, the trail to the summit of Stoney Squaw Mountain has a surprising height gain. The grade is easy-to-moderate. This short walk is in trees most of the way. ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Connoisseurs of mountain beauty have a deep affection for Tunnel Mountain. James Outram recommended this walk, commenting, “the view will never be forgotten.” He went up Tunnel in 1900, his first clim ... From the guidebook "Short Walks Near Banff"
Banff, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
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