Guidebook

3 Classic Traverses in Alberta's Bow Valley

Explore three incredible hiking trails along with some of the most sought after views in the Bow Valley, Alberta.

Devin Featherstone

Description

The Bow Valley has many beautiful areas to explore and is an area of stunning natural beauty.

This guidebook contains three classic traverses that start and end in iconic mountain towns, taking you through some of the most photographed mountains in the Rockies.

As the traverses are one way, you'll need to have two cars and drop one at the endpoint before heading out on the trail.

The terrain is challenging and takes you away from the more popular trails.

Opal to Grizzly traverse

Opal to Grizzly traverse

10.1 km
1,256 m
1,197 m
One of the best all around views you will get off highway 40. A hard climb with ridges, route finding and beautiful trails.
Extreme
Private
Goat Traverse

Goat Traverse

Canmore
11.3 km
1,155 m
A ridge traverse that tests your scrambling skills and your fear of heights.
Moderate
Private
Rundle Traverse

Rundle Traverse

Canmore
21.2 km
2,414 m
An iconic mountain range where you traverse to one of the most photographed mountains in Banff National Park.
Difficult
Private