Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

This steep trail leads to a fragile alpine meadow and a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Stay on the trail to protect the environment. The trailhead at Highwood Meadows Day Use area is near the top of the highest paved pass in Canada and you follow Highwood Meadows Interpretive Trail prior to crossing Highway 40 to begin the ascent. 


Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Length 4.5 km
Elevation: 210 m / 700 ft
Group Size Limit: 15 (Permit information)
Summer hiking Hiking
Trail Map Peter Lougheed PP - Ptarmigan Cirque Trail Interpretive Pamphlet
Trail Report: Peter Lougheed
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Updated: Dec 1, 2023