Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

McLean Creek Snowmobile

Updated: December 03, 2022

Updated: December 3, 2022 | Print Report

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 at the Canadian Red Cross.

    Annual Road Closures:

    • McLean Creek Road: CLOSED: south of McLean Staging access road, north of Fisher Creek, December 1st - April 30th, inclusive.

    Notes:

    • McLean Creek Off-Highway Vehicle PLUZ is open for snowmobile traffic from January 1 - March 31
    • Powderface Trail (Road) is open for snowmobile traffic from December 1 - April 30
    • Big Elbow/Little Elbow Loop is open for snowmobile traffic from January 1 - March 31
    • OHV use is restricted to off-highway vehicles not exceeding 450 kg with 3 or more flotation tires from December 1 - April 30. This restriction does not apply to snow vehicles.
    • This report is updated periodically as changing conditions warrant. We appreciate user information on this area and if you would like to provide details for this report, please "Contact Our Team".

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
Elbow Loop Public Recreation
Open for snowmobile traffic from Jan. 1 - Mar. 31. 
Snowmobiling Closed Snowmobiling Duane
McLean Creek OHV PLUZ
From December 1 to April 30 inclusive, OHV use is restricted to off-highway vehicles not exceeding 450 kg with 3 or more flotation tires.  This restriction DOES NOT apply to snow vehicles.
Snowmobiling Open Snowmobiling Duane
Powderface Trail (Road)
Open for snowmobile traffic from Dec. 1 - Apr. 30.
Snowmobiling Open Snowmobiling Duane