Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Sheep (Summer)

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.

The southern portion of this trail starts at the Sandy McNabb Campground and travels through the Sheep River Valley to Junction Creek Day Use, before continuing a further 7.4 km to the Burns Resources Private Property. The northern portion of this trail travels from the junction with the Big Elbow Trail near Tombstone Backcountry Campground to the northern boundary of the Burns Resources Private Property.

The trail through the private Burns Resources 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.

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Warning

Warning: 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.

Length:South Section Sandy McNabb to Burns Private Land 27.5 km; North Section: Big Elbow Trail to Burns Private Land 8.6 km
Elevation Profile720 m / 2,400 ft m
Type:Out-and-Back
Point-to-Point
Group Size Limit:35  (Permit information)
SummerHikingMtn Biking/CyclingEquestrian/Horseback Riding
WinterEquestrian/Horseback Riding - Winter
Trail Map
Trail Report:Sheep and Highwood
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Jul 14, 2022