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Burstall Pass hike in Kananaskis Alberta

Burstall Pass hike in Kananaskis Alberta

  • Author: Shanehiker
  • Date Posted: Mar 10, 2017
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This is a must do hike.  If you do it during the fall when the larches are changing colours you won’t be disappointed.  The first 3 km are on an old logging rd, so not too exciting.  Once you get to the bike stand the path takes off through the trees. After a bit you will come to an opening in the trees where you will cross a wooden bridge and out into a opening.  Stop and take in the views….Spectacular!

Here is where the work begins, you start climbing up the other side.  There is a few neat little waterfalls to take pictures of and catch your breath. You will soon be on another flat area, it is also where the Larches start.  You will have about 10 minutes of leisurely walking on the flats and enjoying the beauty of the yellow Larches.  Then once again you will start a final push to the pass. Near the top of the hike the views are amazing. Spend some time at the top taking it all in.  Keep you eyes open for the little Pika. A small rodent that hangs out in the rocks.

Here you can turn around and head back or carry on for a few more minutes (you will be entering Banff National Park) and take in the views of Leman Lake tucked down in the valley.  We see a mountain goat grazing on the grass on the far side, so you never know what you will see.

Click here for Pictures of Burstall Pass.



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