Fryatt Valley Fire Road

Jasper National Park

The first stage of the trek into Fryatt Valley is open to bicycles.

Gravel Biking Difficult

Distance
22 km
Ascent
338 m
Descent
338 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
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Fryatt Valley Fire Road Map

Description

This is the first leg of the journey to Fryatt Valley, a highly-rated backcountry camping destination in Jasper National Park. Backpackers often hike this road to get into Fryatt Valley, but as a wide path completely in the forest, it is not particularly interesting. A better option is to bike it if you can. Biking makes it possible to see Fryatt Valley as a day trip, or you can bikepack your camping gear for a multi-sport overnight. Note that reservations are required for camping.

Mapped here is the entirety of the trail that is open to bicycles, which reaches Lower Fryatt campground. Beyond there it becomes a narrow path for hiking only. Lock your bike at the campground and continue into Fryatt Valley on foot.

Source: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/passez-stay/arrierepays-backcountry

Difficulty

Difficult

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

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