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.
- Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques.
- 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.
- Spring avalanche hazards still exist on higher elevation trails/routes. Check the avalanche report before venturing out.
- Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.
- Construction Closure - Galatea Creek Trail closed until further notice.
- Bear Closure - Grizzly Creek Day Use Area
- Partial Stoney Trail seasonal closure: April 15 - June 15
- Centennial Ridge seasonal closure: April 1 - June 21
Trail closed until further notice due to trail damage.
Trail heavily damaged in 2013. Re-routes planned for 2017.
This trail was heavily damaged in the 2013 flood; expect washouts and challenging travel.
- Bikes permitted on first 4 km of trail only
- Mostly snow covered for last 2 km of trail before Ribbon Falls
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.
Seasonal Closure - April 15 to June 15