Kananaskis
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Mt. Indefatigable
Opal Ridge S
Mt. Rae
Mt Baldy
Mist Mountain
Mt Allan
Moose Mtn
Mt Glasgow
Mt Cornwall
Prairie Mtn
Wasootch Peak
Mount Burke
Mt Bryant
Mt Howard
Forgetmenot Ridge
Wasootch Ridge
Midnight Peak
Rawson Lake Ridge
South Baldy Peak
Cox Hill

Kananaskis / Highwood Pass Areas

Unfortunately the Alberta Government mid 2021 now wants to charge you $90 annually ($15 for a day pass) to drive down highway 40 where there is basically no services other than one gas station. It also includes the Spray Lakes area, the Bow Valley where there are public lands and the Canmore Nordic Center.

https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx

Click the link below for more information on Kananaskis Country such as camping and costs. In 2021 looks like about $31 for basic site and up if you want more like electricty $38-47.

http://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/

Click the link below for the latest trail reports

http://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/trail-reports/

Nice scrambles here include Mt. Rae, Wasootch Peak, Opal Ridge South, and Mt. Indefatigable. This area is one of my favorites for a sense of remoteness and the type of scrambles that you like to do more than once. Prairie Mountain is a favorite one to take people on as an introduction to scrambling.

Caution - tick season on the peaks down Kananaskis highway 40 is approximately April to June so learn about them and the precautions you should take. If there are mountain sheep in an area ticks are likely there as well. See the main scramble page for bear and animal cautions.

New ones added in 2011 are Forgetmenot Ridge in the Elbow Falls area,  Wasootch Ridge and Midnight Peak both off Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country

New one added in 2012 is Rawson Lake Ridge - Sarrail Ridge. Very nice hike to the lake and beautiful scenery of the upper Kananaskis Lake area at the ridge top.

Newly added for 2016 is the Cox Hill hike. Very nice views at the overlook, mostly an in the trees hike until near the end.