Hikes from The Crossing Resort

Within 30 minutes’ drive of The Crossing Resort, we’ve identified 14 of the most accessible and spectacular hikes along the Icefields Parkway. Selected hikes are of varying degree, from easy to moderate to strenuous. Available at check-in, we provide area maps and full color rack cards detailing the selected hikes, including rating, distance, maximum elevation, approximate time length, suggested footwear, best hiking months and location of the trail heads. Our front line staff members are fully conversant with the area and will be pleased to assist you with hike selection and information. Enjoy your hiking adventure at The Crossing Resort. Hikes from the Crossing

Bow Glacier and Falls

Bow Lake Rating: Moderate, Distance: 6.8 km (4.1 mi) round trip, Max. elevation: 2040 m (6690 ft) Elevation gain: +91 m (297 ft), Approx. time: 3 hours, Footwear: Good waking shoes/ light hiking boots Best hiking months: Mid June – October Trail head: Num-Ti-Jah Lodge parking lot, 42 km south of The Crossing Resort, 30 mins.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake Rating: Easy, Distance: 1.2 km (0.7 mi) Round Trip, Max. elevation: 2134 m (6699 ft) Elevation gain: 45 m (148 ft), Approx. time: 20 min round trip, for optional loop add 20 min Footwear: Anything, Best hiking months: Mid-June to October Trail head: 37 km (23 mi) south of The Crossing Resort, 25 mins.

Mistaya Canyon

Mistaya CanyonRating: Easy, Distance: 1.5 km (0.9 mi) round trip, Max. elevation: 1525 m (5002 ft) Elevation gain: Minimal, Approx. time: 30 min round trip, Footwear: Good walking shoes/light hiking boots, Best hiking months: May – October Trail head: Parking area on Icefields Parkway 5.5 km (3.5 mi) south of The Crossing Resort

Pony Bridge

Pony Bridge View

Rating: Moderate, Distance: 2.2 km (1.3 mi), Max. elevation: 1660 m (5450 ft) Elevation gain: Approx. 100 m (300 ft), Approx. time: 1-1.5 hours, Footwear: Good walking shoes/light hiking boots, Best hiking months: May – October Trail head: Gravel parking lot 1.2 km (0.7 mi) north of The Crossing Resort

Parker Ridge

Saskatchewan_Glacier

Rating: Strenuous, Distance: 5 km (3 mi) round trip, Max. elevation: 2255 m (7395 ft) Elevation gain: 216 m (708 ft), Approx. time: 2.5 – 4 hours, Footwear: Light hiking boots Best hiking months: Late June – end of September, Trail head: Parking area 41 km (25 mi) north of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway

Nigel Pass

nigel pass

Rating: Strenuous, Distance: 16 km (9.4 mi), Max. elevation: 2220 m (7285 ft) Elevation gain: 365 m (1198 ft), Approx. time: 6 hours, Footwear: Light hiking boots, Best hiking months: Early July – October Trail head: 36.5 km (23 mi) north of The crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway

Sunset Pass

sunset pass

Rating: Strenuous to difficult

Distance: 16.4 km round trip (9.8 mi), Maximum elevation: 2165 m (7100 ft.), Elevation loss/gain: +725 m (2380 ft.), Approx. time: 6-7 hours round trip, Footwear: Good hiking boots, Best months to hike: Late June to late September, Trail Head: Parking area on the north side of the Icefields Parkway 16.7 km (10.3 mi.) north of The Crossing Resort

Sarbach Lookout

Sarbach

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 10.4 km round trip (6.4 mi), Max Elevation: 2075 m (6800 ft.) Elevation loss/gain: -40 m (130 ft.) then +590 m gain (1936 ft.), Approx. time: 4-5 hour round trip, Footwear: Hiking Boots with good support, Best Hiking Months: Mid-June through September, Trail Head: Mistaya Canyon trail head, 5.1 km (3.2 mi) south of The Crossing Resort on Icefields Parkway.

Helen Lake

Helen Lake

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 12 km round trip (7.5 mi), Max Elevation: 2500 m (8200 ft.), Elevation gain: +550 m (1800 ft.), Approx. time: 4 hours round trip, Footwear: Light to good hiking boots, Best Hiking Months: Late June to mid-September, Trail Head: Directly across from Crowfoot viewpoint is location of hike staging area, north side of road. 44.7 km (26.8 mi) south of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway just past Bow Lake.

Glacier Lake

GlacierLake

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

Distance: 17.8 km round trip (11 mi), Max Elevation: 1660 m (5450 ft.), Elevation loss/gain: +210 m (689 ft.) -225 m (750 ft.), Approx. time: 6-7 hours, Footwear: Light to good hiking boots, Best Hiking Months: Mid-May to end September, Trail Head: Parking area on left side of Icefields Parkway 1 km north of The Crossing Resort.

Cirque Lake

Cirque Lake

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 8.4 km (5.2 mi), Max Elevation: 1755 m (5750 ft.), Elevation loss/gain: 105 m (345 ft.), Approx. time: 3 hours round trip, Footwear: Light to good hiking boots, Best Hiking Months: Early June to late September, Trail Head: Waterfowl Lakes Campground 19.3 km south of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway.

Chephren Lake

Mt Chephren Waterfowl

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 7.0 km round trip (4.4 mi), Max Elevation: 1755 m (5750 ft.), Elevation loss/gain: +105 m (345 ft.) -42 m (140 ft.), Approx. Time: 3 hours round trip, Footwear: Light to good hiking boots, Best Hiking Months: Early June to late September, Trail Head: Waterfowl Lakes Campground 19.3 km south of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway.

 Wilcox Pass

Wilcox 3

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 8 km round trip (5 mi), Max Elevation: 2375 m (7800 ft.), Elevation loss/gain: +335 m (1100 ft.), Approx. Time: 3-3.5 hours round trip, Footwear: Light hiking boot, Best Hiking Months: Late June to mid-September, Trail Head: Left side of entrance to Wilcox Creek Campground 47.7 km north of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway.

Warden Lake

Warden Lake

Rating: Easy

Distance: 4.4 km round trip (1.4 mi), Max Elevation: 1426 m (4678 ft.) Elevation loss/gain: +30 m (100 ft.) Approx. Time: 1.5 hours round trip, Footwear: Good walking shoe, Best Hiking Months: June to end September, Trail Head: Saskatchewan River Crossing Warden Station 2 km south of The Crossing Resort on the Icefields Parkway.