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Updated: May 18, 2017

Kananaskis Valley Trail Report

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Updated: May 18, 2017

Snow fell across most of this area May 17 and amounts varied from a few centimetres at valley bottoms to 20+ cm at higher elevations. Forecast warmer temperatures will melt the majority of the snow creating wet and muddy conditions with isolated pockets of new snow remaining at lower elevations. Higher elevations have significant winter snow remaining. Please refrain from biking and equestrian use on wet trails to minimize tread damage. Anticipate fluctuating water levels on rivers and creeks throughout the day as temperatures warm. Plan activities accordingly and consider early morning starts to avoid high, and potentially dangerous, river crossings in the afternoon. 

Notes:

  1. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques
  2. Ticks are out in full force and experts recommend wearing light coloured clothing that covers your skin and conducting daily tick checks of you and your pets. For more information on ticks visit Alberta Health.
  3. Spring avalanche hazards still exist on higher elevation trails/routes. Check the avalanche report before venturing out. 
  4. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.

Closures

  1. Construction Closure - Galatea Creek Trail closed until further notice.
  2. Bear Closure - Grizzly Creek Day Use Area

Seasonal Closures:

  1. Partial Stoney Trail seasonal closure: April 15 - June 15
  2. Centennial Ridge seasonal closure: April 1 - June 21

Open

Bill Milne
Recently swept of needles and debris

Open

Centennial Ridge
Seasonal Closure: April 1 to June 21

Closed

Coal Mine
 
lingering snow patches

Open

Galatea Creek
Trail closed until further notice due to trail damage.

Closed

Guinn's Pass
Trail heavily damaged in 2013. Re-routes planned for 2017.

Warning

Open

Open

Open

Marmot Basin
 
This trail was heavily damaged in the 2013 flood; expect washouts and challenging travel.

Warning

Ribbon Creek
  1. Bikes permitted on first 4 km of trail only
  2. Mostly snow covered for last 2 km of trail before Ribbon Falls
 

Open

Ribbon Creek Winter
 
Note: The winter and summer alignments of the Ribbon Creek trail differ. Winter alignment stops at North Ribbon Creek due to avalanche hazards.

Open

Open

Stoney
 
Seasonal Closure - April 15 to June 15

Partially Closed

Open

Open

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