Top Adventures in Turner Valley

  • Hike Junction Creek to Junction Falls

    Junction creek is a tributary that flows into the larger Sheep River near Eden, Alberta with many cool and uncrowded waterfalls.  Once you start at the trailhead there is a river crossing of the Sheep River. This can deter a lot of people as the w...

    9.2 miles

  • Hike to Bragg Creek Ice Cave

    Also known as Moose Mountain Ice Cave, Canyon Creek Ice Cave and Ing Mine.The cave is located on the west side of Moose Ridge andhas a huge entrance, it is approximately1,600 ft. in depth. Take Highway 22 past Bragg Creek, continue on the 66 towa...

    4.3 miles 5879.3 ft gain

  • Prairie Mountain and Elbow Falls

    22 km west of Bragg Creek, turn off Highway 66 at the Elbow Falls Parking Lot. Park on the North side of the road on the shoulder at the winter closure gates. The trail is well-defined and heads straight up (North) from the highway.The trail begin...

  • Hike Iyarhe Ipan

    Iyarhe Ipan means "mountain point" in Stoney, and while it's far from the highest peak you'll ever climb, it certainly is worth it. Iyarhe Ipan was the fix for the scrambling itch I've had all winter.Before Highway 66 opens in the summer, you'll h...

    2.5 miles 1476.4 ft gain

  • Winter Hike Up Vent's Ridge

    Whether it was the unseasonably warm weather; the forested, uneven, foot-wide, root-covered trail; limestone cliffs towering above me; the view of Myosotis Peak from the ridge; or exploring along Powderface Creek on the descent, this trail was an ...

  • Rock Climb at White Buddha

    To reach White Buddha, park at the Powerface Creek parking lot. Between December and May, Route 66 is closed at Elbow Falls, so you may need to park at the gate and walk in, about 0.3 miles (500 m). The trailhead is well marked from the parking lo...

    1.9 miles 492.1 ft gain

  • Hike White Buddha via Powderface Trail

    Follow Hwy. 66 until you come upon the Powderface Staging Area. This is the trailhead. If you are coming between December & May, park at the Elbow Falls Day use area and walk along the road approximately 100 meters. This trail is easy to find ...

    2.5 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Backpack to Pickle Jar Lakes

    Park in the Lantern Creek Recreation Area across the street from the trailhead. Highway #40 is closed at the Upper Lakes and Highwood House Junction from Dec 1st to June 14th for wildlife preservation, so you will have to plan your trip here accor...

    5 miles 1328.7 ft gain

  • Hike Nihahi Ridge

    This year on the summer solstice, I was invited to go up Nihahi Ridge to celebrate. It's in one of my personal most underrated areas of the Rockies just west of Bragg Creek, and it's a popular objective, but less so during the evening. The trail b...

    8.1 miles 2624.7 ft gain

  • Backpack to Carnarvon Lake

    I first heard about Carnarvon Lake (mistakenly called Carnivore Lake) in 2015 at my sister's wedding in Rhode Island - which is actually the last place I figured I'd get a recommendation. I spent a good amount of time trying to find any mention of...

    13.2 miles 1706 ft gain

  • Cross-Country Ski and Scramble to Oldforgetmenot for Sunrise

    I think it's because I tend to watch football on Sundays that I've started doing more sunrise hikes --- can't say I regret it either! Oldforgetmenot is a perfect objective to take in a sunrise on: elevation gain isn't too intense, distance isn't t...

    9.9 miles 2395 ft gain

  • Scramble Mount Glasgow

    As with most hikes in the Bragg Creek/Little Elbow area, the trail begins at the Little Elbow campground. To make the hike a tiny bit shorter, most people bike for the first 4 km on the Big Elbow trail to South Glasgow Creek. If you're not using a...

    14.3 miles 4265.1 ft gain

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