Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Stoney 22.5 km one-way Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Aspen (Summer) 1.8 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Bill Milne (Winter)

Bill Milne north of the golf course is not trackset and has a very thin layer of snow on a layer of ice. Skiing this section may be challenging. South of the golf course conditions improve, thought trackset will likely be icy. 

9.7 km total one-way for complete Bill Milne Trail Winter E-bikes Fat Biking OHVing Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Coal Mine (Summer) 2.3 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Evan-Thomas Fire Road (Winter)

Trail is shared with hikers. Hikers please respect track set for cross-country skiing and do not walk on track.

Bridge washed out over Evan-Thomas Creek.

1.6 to Wedge Connector km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Cross Country Skiing Warning
Hay Meadow (Winter)

Very shallow snow pack with potential hazards.

1.5 km one-way Winter Hiking Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open
High Level (Winter) 1.4 km one-way Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Kovach (Winter) 5.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Link (Winter)

Shared trail by all winter users. Non-skiers must stay off set tracks.

0.8 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Ribbon Creek (Summer)
  • Chains at the Ribbon Lake Headwall have been replaced with Steel cables and rungs. 
  • Note: Bikes permitted on first 4 km of trail ONLY.
9.1 km one-way to Ribbon Falls or 10.1 km one-way to Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground Summer E-bikes Hiking OHVing Closed
Ribbon Creek Snowshoe

January 31- machine groomed, generally good conditions with shallow snow pack and potential hazards

3.7 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Ribbon Creek (Winter)

Due to freeze / thaw conditions, rocks are falling off the side slope onto the trail on the switch back hill portion of Ribbon Creek trail, with the potential for larger rocks to come loose. 

A large rock pulled out of the side hill in the fall half way down the switch back hill and is resting on the trail. It does not present any significant obstacle and is easy to see and ski around.

 

 

2.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Warning
Ruthie's

Very shallow snow pack with potential hazards.

0.4 km Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass (Summer) From Ribbon: 10.2 km to Skogan Pass, 19.4 km to Wind Valley Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Skogan Pass Loop (Winter)

Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning

2.7 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass Lower (Winter)

Three significant ice flows exist on Lower Skogan. Trail is not recommended. Please detour around via Hay Meadows / Ruthies or Hidden / Nakiska.

Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning

 

1.7 km to the junction of Ruthie's Trail Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass Upper (Winter)

Three significant ice flows exist on Lower Skogan. Trail is not recommended. Please detour around via Hay Meadows / Ruthies or Hidden / Nakiska.

Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning

5.9 km from Ruthie's Trail to the upper junction of Skogan Pass Loop Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Sunburst 1.2 km one-way Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Terrace Link (Winter) 1.0 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Terrace North (Winter)

Only the lower 100 meters of trail is shared with other winter users. 

 

 

9.5 km one-way Winter E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Troll Falls

Icy conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes required.

1.7 km one-way Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Open
Village Snowshoe Loop

January 27th- new snow, loose snow

3 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Village Rim 1.3 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Centennial Ridge (Winter)

Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning

0.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Aspen-Terrace Short Loop (Winter)

January 31- machine groomed, generally good conditions with shallow snow pack and potential hazards

2.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Aspen-Terrace Long Loop (Winter)

January 31- machine groomed, generally good conditions with shallow snow pack and potential hazards

4.1 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Mine Meadow (Winter)

January 31- machine groomed

1.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Shinrin

January 31- machine groomed, generally good conditions with shallow snow pack and potential hazards

1.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Studless

January 31- machine groomed, generally good conditions with shallow snow pack and potential hazards

0.4 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Upper Troll Falls

Icy conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes required.

0.9 km out and back Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Bill Milne (Summer) 9.7 km one-way Summer E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Aspen (Winter) 1.8 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Coal Mine (Winter)

Shared trail with all winter users. All uphill traffic should stay to the right.

2.3 km one-way Winter Fat Biking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Evan-Thomas Fire Road (Summer) 14 km one-way to the pass Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Hay Meadow (Summer) 1.5 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
High Level (Summer) 1.4 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Kovach (Summer) 5.1 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Link (Summer) 0.8 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Terrace Link (Summer) 1.0 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open

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