Distance 22.2 km return, height gain 1441 m, strenuous
The complete traverse of the Centennial trail over Mount Allan from Dead Man Flat to Ribbon Creek (or vice versa) is one of the most wonderful ridgewalks in the Canadian Rockies, a very long day indeed, requiring two vehicles but with the bonus of cafes and pubs at both ends. Most people, though, go up one side and return the same way, which is why you'll have to turn to Volume 1 for info on the more popular southern half.
Seasonal closure from Apr 1 to Jun 21 each year
Start: Hwy. 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy.). At Dead Man's Flats interchange 98 follow signs to Banff Gate Mountain Resort and turn right into Wind Valley trailhead.
Difficulty: Easy hiking with some minor flood damage.
The new bridge over Pigeon Creek was damaged fall 2017. A new bridge is planned for summer 2018. Meantime, plan to wade the creek. Map of start
- The north ridge, looking up to the Black Band. Photo Bob Truman
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #48
Trailhead: Wind Valley 51.02662N, -115.24813W
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Last updated May 19, 2018