Kananaskis Country

Updated: October 20, 2018

Sheep and Highwood Trail Report

Trail Maps

Updated: October 20, 2018 | Print Report

There has been a large early season snowfall, however warmer temperatures have helped to reduce the snowpack. Expect trails to be variable in condition from packed snow and icy or slushy at higher elevations, to melting and becoming slushy or muddy, then drying out at lower elevations as temperatures increase. Early season avalanche conditions exist, take care while traveling in the backcountry.

Notes: 

  1. Early season snow has started to fall. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
  2. 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.
  3. Caution is advised due to washed out bridge material in the Sheep River approximately 100m downstream of Indian Oils Day Use area.
  4. Cattle graze in the area - be sure to close all gates behind you.
  5. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

Closures:

  1. Sentinel Day Use - Construction Closure
  2. Area encompassing Sandy McNabb Road - Closure

Flood related closures:

  1. Sheep River Trail: The portion of 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.
Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
9999
Open
Bluerock Creek
Open
Bluerock Interpretive
Open
Cat Creek Interpretive
Open
Curley Sands
Open
Death Valley
Open
Death Valley Loop
Foran Grade
Open
Gorge Creek
Open
Gorge Ware Connector
Open
Green Mountain
Open
Hog's Back
Open
Indian Oils
Open
Junction Mountain
Open
Long Prairie Link
Open
Long Prairie Loop
Open
Long Prairie Ridge
Open
Mist Creek
Open
North Fork
Open
Pine Ridge Connector
Open
Pine Ridge Loop
Open
Price Camp
Open
Rickert's Pass
Note
  • Trail flood damaged and washed out on north side of pass
Warning
Sandy McNabb Interpretive
Open
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.
Warning
South Gorge Creek
Open
Threepoint Creek
Open
Volcano Creek
Open
Volcano Link
Open
Volcano Ridge
Open
Ware Creek
Open
Windy Point
Open


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