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Updated: September 22, 2017

Peter Lougheed Trail Report

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Updated: September 22, 2017

Significant and much needed precipitation events have occurred in the last 10 days. This has left most trails wet, muddy, slippery with potentially patches of snow. Although the snow has not stuck to ground during these events, expect the snowline to be roughly at the 1700 metre mark on all aspects. The total accumulation of snow for this fall season could be anywhere from 10-20 cm in the alpine. Snow closer to valley bottom is expected to melt by as early as next week.

Tis the season for larch trees as they are in their prime golden fall colours. During this fall season, please be prepared for colder mornings and earlier sunsets and drastically changing weather conditions. It is important to bring the appropriate equipment and gear. Caution is advised

Notes:

  1. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques
  2. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.

Closures:

  1. Construction Closure - Canyon Interpretive Trail
  2. Closure - Valleyview Trail
  3. Construction Closure - Tombstone Backcountry Campground
  4. Bear Closure - Woolley Trail, Rockwall Interpretive Trail, Meadow Trail and all trails to and from Discovery Centre and Elkwood Campground
  5. Construction Closure - Highwood Meadows Trail

Warnings:

  1. Bear Warning - Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre and Canyon Dump Station
Boulton Creek Interpretive
Note Bear Warning in effect.

Warning

Burstall Pass
Note 1. Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail only 

Open

Chester Lake
Note 1. Bikes permitted on the first 2.7 km only

Open

Open

Open

Highwood Meadows
Note Closed for construction September 19 - October 6.

Closed

Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive
Note Trail damaged due to dam construction

Closed

Lookout
Note The south side of the trail, beyond the Lookout Tower, is not maintained in summer and there are unbridged stream crossings

Warning

Open

Open

Open

Rockwall
Note Bear Closure

Closed

Three Isle Lake
Note 1. Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

Open

Open

Closed


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