Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Sheep and Highwood

Updated: March 02, 2024

Updated: March 2, 2024 | Print Report

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

    Annual Road Closures:

    HWY #532: Closed Dec 1st - Apr 30th, between Highway #22 and Highway #940.

    Forestry Trunk Road/HWY #940: Closed Dec 1st - Apr 30th, south of Cataract Creek and northwest of Plateau Mountain Road.

    HWY #546: Closed Dec 1st - May 14th, west of Sandy McNabb Campground.

    HWY #546: Closed Dec 1st - May 14th, west of Sandy McNabb Campground.

     

    Closures:

    Gorge Creek Road: Permanently Closed, from Ware Creek Day Use Area to Gorge Creek Day Use Area.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended, even in winter.
    • Cattle graze in the area - be sure to close all gates behind you.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.
    • Please note that many official summer hiking trails are not maintained in the winter.

    Snow Depths:

    Highwood Pass: 140cm

     

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
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7 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bluerock Creek
9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bluerock Interpretive
2 km one-way Open Hiking
Cat Creek Interpretive
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead, Dec 1st - Jun 14th.
1.3 km Warning Hiking Duane
Curley Sands
3.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Death Valley
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 12.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Death Valley Loop
Groomed: Feb 16
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Snowshoeing 2.4 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing
Foran Grade
3.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Gorge Ware Connector
2.7 one-way km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Hog's Back
4.5 km one-way Open Hiking,Horseback Riding
Indian Oils
8.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Junction Mountain
13.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Long Prairie Link
Groomed: Feb 16
Cross Country Skiing 0.4 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Long Prairie Loop
Groomed: Feb 16
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Long Prairie Ridge
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Snowshoeing 2.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Mist Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead, Dec 1st - Jun 14th.
10.2 km one-way Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
North Fork
5.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Pine Ridge Connector
Groomed: Feb 16
Cross Country Skiing 0.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Pine Ridge Loop
Warning: North end/top of the loop has little snow, lots of debris and is icy. Not recommended.
Groomed: Feb 16
Cross Country Skiing 7.6 km Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Price Camp
Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) 5.3 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter)
Rickert's Pass
Warning: Trail is flood damaged and washed out on north side of pass.  Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead, Dec 1st - Jun 14th.  
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Sandy McNabb Interpretive
Hiking Snowshoeing 1.7 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Duane
South Gorge Creek
5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Threepoint Creek
12 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Creek
4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Link
4.6 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Ware Creek
3.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Windy Point
6.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding Duane