Wasootch Ridge | C'est Notre Monde

Canmore

Wasootch Ridge, a “unique” hike in the rockies

Hiking Difficult

Distance
13 km
Ascent
899 m
Descent
899 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
14˚
Wasootch Ridge | C'est Notre Monde Map

Description

Located in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, Wasootch ridge offers a challenging but defined 5km hike along its ridge for a beautiful panoramic view on the surrounding mountains. Those who are more adventurous may choose to continue on toward an exposed scramble, taking you to the top of the ridge (although this is not advised in winter, or when wet and windy). The word Wasootch means “unique” in the Nakoda language. It is indeed an out-of-the-ordinary trail that will surprise you by its beauty. A must do in the region!

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Wasootch Ridge est une randonnée difficile située dans le Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park. Elle permet de suivre une ligne de crête sur plusieurs kilomètres offrant ainsi une vue dégagée et panoramique sur les montagnes alentours. Il est possible de réaliser cette randonnée sur un sentier bien tracé jusqu’à un certain point. Les plus téméraires décideront de continuer sur une partie scrambling assez exposée (déconseillée en hiver). Le mot Wasootch provient de la langue Stoney (peuple Nakoda) qui veut dire “unique”. Et en effet, le panorama et le sentier sortent de l'ordinaire par leur beauté. À mettre absolument sur votre liste !

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation