Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Sheep and Highwood

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.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Snow Depths:

    Dec 3:

    Highwood Pass: 71 cm

    Snow depths are assessed by Avalanche Canada stations. For most accurate information, please visit avalanche.ca 

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
9999
Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bluerock Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec. 1-June. 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Bluerock Interpretive
Open Hiking Duane
Cat Creek Interpretive
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive.
Warning Hiking Duane
Curley Sands
Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Death Valley
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Death Valley Loop
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Snowshoeing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing
Foran Grade
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec. 1-June. 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Gorge Ware Connector
Warning: No vehicle access from Gorge Creek Day Use Dec. 1-June. 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Hog's Back
Open Hiking,Horseback Riding
Indian Oils
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Junction Mountain
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec. 1-June. 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Long Prairie Link
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Long Prairie Loop
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 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 1-June 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
North Fork
Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Pine Ridge Connector
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Pine Ridge Loop
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Price Camp
Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) 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 1-June 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Sandy McNabb Interpretive
Hiking Snowshoeing Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Duane
Sheep
Warning: No vehicle access to primary trailhead.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Warning Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding (Winter) Duane
South Gorge Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive.
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Threepoint Creek
Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Link
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Volcano Ridge
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Ware Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead Dec 1-June 14 inclusive
Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Windy Point
Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding Duane