The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) has produced an attractive map of Bragg Creek and area trails covering all but one of the multi-use, mountain bike, ski and snowshoe trails from the Kananaskis Country Boundary to just west of Moose Mountain Road, and from highway 66 to the north end of Telephone Loop. I [...]

Mystery on Riverview/Elbow Valley loop

We finally got around to snowshoeing this popular hiker’s loop of about 7.5  km on a Thursday afternoon in mid January, the day warm and sunny, the meadows gleaming pale orange through my brown-tinted sunglasses. From Paddy’s Flat campground access road we got onto Riverview (brand new red marker at the start) and enjoyed an [...]

Snowshoe High Noon Hills

The hiking trails of the High Noon Hills translate well into snowshoe trips ranging from a couple of hours to a half day. And while wandering the  meadows and aspen woodlands is enjoyable, what you remember most is the panorama out west to the Front Ranges. Not many foothills give such fantastic views. (See  #1 [...]

If your’e heading down to the Highwood early in the morning and need breakfast, call in at the Black Diamond Bakery & Coffee Shop for some fine Danish baking and a real deal on a cooked-to-order, high-protein breakfast that will keep you going for many hours. In how may places can you get eggs, bacon, [...]

Snowshoe to Mine Scar

In the Kananaskis Village/Ribbon Creek area there are three established half-day snowshoe loops: the two  Village Loops from the village and  Troll Falls loop from Stoney Trail parking lot. Unlisted is another easy half day trail that is accessible from either Ribbon Creek parking lot or Nakiska parking lot. It’s a little longer than the [...]

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