It can be completed in a morning or afternoon and is easy access from the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. Once you reach the ridge summit you have views of local peaks like Lougheed and Pigeon Mountains

Wind Ridge is a 7,217 ft / 2,200 m mountain peak near Canmore, Alberta, Canada, with spectacular views into the Bow Valley. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November.

Take the Spray Lakes Road from the town of Canmore for 22km. The trail head is just below the old ski hill above Dead Man’s Flats, just south of a quarry, there is ample parking here.

Pack List

Day pack:
  • Snacks
  • Water (3-4 hours worth)
  • Head lamp (for early AM or sunset)
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RT Distance 8.4 Miles
Activities Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Scenic
Wildlife

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