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Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
This trail is popular with downhill mountain bikers and hikers.
The trail is 13.7 km from Baldy Pass Trailhead to Lusk Creek Day Use Area or 15.9 km from Wasootch Day Use Area to Lusk Creek Day Use Area.
Baldy Pass Trail can be made into a loop if combined with Highway #40. From Baldy Pass Trailhead, the trail crosses Highway #40 and, after 1 km, begins a steady climb to Baldy Pass. The view from the pass is obstructed by thick forest.
If starting at Lusk Creek Day Use Area, hikers, bikers and equestrian users traverse through a timber harvested zone which provides nice views of Barrier Lake, prior to a final steep climb to the pass.
The shortest return distance to Baldy Pass is 7.4 km and starts at Baldy Pass Trailhead, returning via the same route.
Equestrian riders are permitted only on the first 7.5 km of trail from Lusk Creek Day Use Area and can only get to within 2.5 km of Baldy Pass.
|Length:||13.7 km or 15.9 km one-way|
|Elevation Profile||490 m / 1,608 ft from Baldy Pass Trailhead or 549 m / 1,748 ft from Lusk Creek PRA Trailhead m|
|Trail Map|| Bow & Kananaskis Valleys Trail Map|
Sibbald Area Summer Trails Pamphlet with Map
|Trail Report:||Kananaskis Valley|