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Owen creek to sunset Pass

Banff National Park

A 3 day trip in a beautiful remote area near and in Banff national Park.

Hiking Moderate

37 km
2.4 km
2.4 km
1 day +
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.8 km
Owen creek to sunset Pass Map

Up Owen creek to Michelle lakes on the first night. Second night to Pinto lake over 2 passes. 3rd day find horse trail (follow gpx track) to gain Sunset pass and down to the Icefields parkway. the horse trail from pinto lake to sunset pass is not where shown on the NTS map. We had to wander a while to find it. Folks talk about some steep gully leading to sunset pass but there is a horse trail! you will know when you are on itl



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and September


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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