Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Sheep and Highwood

Updated: June 30, 2022

Updated: June 30, 2022 | Print Report

June 30: The snowpack in Kananaskis is well above average for this time of year, due to low snow melt in April and May. Snow melt is currently 4 weeks behind, so what you may have been able to access safely in previous years could still be dangerous this year. Much of the terrain including popular hikes and scrambles in Kananaskis is still prone to avalanches. Visit https://www.avalanche.ca/spring-conditions and https://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/kananaskis for more information and consider the precautions listed below.

  • Check snowpack and weather conditions before heading out into the backcountry.
  • Come prepared for snow with proper footwear and equipment, such as microspikes, warm layers, and avalanche equipment depending on your plans.
  • Snow can make even easy to moderate trails difficult. Know your limits and hike within them.

COVID-19 Updates: Taking steps to return to normal.

    Notes:

    • Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
    • Cattle graze in the area - be sure to close all gates behind you.
    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Wildlife in the region is active. Practice wildlife safety. Make sure you're making noise on the trail, paying close attention to your surroundings, and carry bear spray and know how to use it.
    • It’s tick season! Ticks live on our trails and are prominent in the spring. Protect yourself from tick bites by covering your skin with light coloured clothing, using bug spray containing DEET, and checking yourself and your pets after you have been outside.

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
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Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bighorn Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking
Bluerock Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bluerock Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking Duane
Cat Creek Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking Duane
Curley Sands
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Death Valley
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Death Valley Loop
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing
Foran Grade
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Gorge Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Gorge Ware Connector
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Green Mountain
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Hog's Back
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Hiking,Horseback Riding
Indian Oils
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Junction Mountain
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Long Prairie Link
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Long Prairie Loop
Hiking Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Long Prairie Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 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
June 16th: Deep snow.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Warning / Snow Covered Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
North Fork
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Pine Ridge Connector
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Pine Ridge Loop
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rickert's Pass
June 16th: Trail is flood damaged and washed out on north side of pass. 
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Sandy McNabb Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Duane
Sheep
Note: The trail through the private property (located between the north face of Gibraltar Mountain on the south end and Burns Creek on the north end) was heavily damaged in 2013 and is not passable at this time.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter)
South Gorge Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Threepoint Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Link
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Ware Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Windy Point
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding Duane