Gap Peak

Canmore

For how close this is to the city it offers some phenomenal views and ridge walks.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
4.8 km
Ascent
1.1 km
Descent
6 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
18˚
Gap Peak Map

From where you park you will slog through the trees and eventually pop out under a rock shelf which feels like you are almost there. You skirt around this section and then are in a bit more technical rock and footing. You will navigate your way up and see some unique rock and crumbly rock. There are a few small holes through the rocks and once up on Gap Peak you can traverse many ridges to link up various peaks such as Anklebiter ridger, Mount Fable Etc.

Difficulty

Difficult

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

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