This mountain summit near Nordegg, Alberta offers a great day hike with gorgeous views of the Canadian rockies.

From highway 11, turn onto Range Rd. 152A (Shunda Creek Rd.) almost straight across from the exit into Nordegg. Follow the signs to Coliseum Hike which are very clear and easy to follow, and in approximately five minutes you'll be in the parking lot and ready to begin. Near the beginning you'll come to a fork in the trail, take a right following the blue ribbon labels. Going left will take you straight up the mountain and is definitely possible if you're looking for a challenge.

This adventure is based on the route going right. The first 2 hours or so follow a switchback through the forest. It's fairly long and not too steep but there are trails cutting up that are easy to follow and will save a bit of time. Once you're out of the trees, the summit of Coliseum Mountain is clearly visible. The ridge across is very obvious, and takes about another 45 mins to get across. The summit is a little 5 minute scramble, but nothing that requires additional gear. Since the top is fairly big and flat, it's the perfect place to enjoy lunch or even camp out! 4-6 hours round trip.

Pack List

  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Water
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Camera
  • Warm layers and rain gear
  • First aid kit
  • Bear spray
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RT Distance 8.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 2250 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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