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Highwood Pass

 
Highwood Pass

Page Type: Area/Range

Lat/Lon: 50.78889°N / 114.99306°W

Object Title: Highwood Pass

 

Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2006 / Jan 16, 2010

Object ID: 170977

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Overview

Ridges of limestone are the most noticable feature of this beautiful area. Looking up the pass or rather south from the summit of Gap mountain this is what you will see. There are dozed of peaks to climb or scramble with all types and levels of difficulty. The Highwood pass area can be reached via the 40 or Kananaskis Trail which starts 65 kilometres west of Calgary. An alternative would be to approach from highway 2 south via Turner Valley and Longview. The pass is closed from Dec 1 till June 15 each year.



The view up the pass from the summit of Gap Mountain

List of peaks


Walking along Holy Cross Mountain towards Gunnery Ridge.


http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154349/mount-rae.html
Mount Rae.
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154402/storm-mountain.html
Storm Mountain
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154413/tombstone-mountain.html
Tombstone Mountain
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154455/mount-pocaterra.html
Mount Pocaterra
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154437/mount-arethusa.html
Mount Arethusa
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154374/mount-tyrwhitt.html
Mount Tyrwhitt
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/208099/mount-storelk.html
Mount Storelk
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/326305/holy-cross-mountain-ab.html
Holy Cross Mountain
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/154387/gap-mountain.html
Gap Mountain

Camping

Kananaskis Provincial Park
http://tprc.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/flashindex.asp


Camping in the area.
http://tprc.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/camping.asp


Mount Kidd RV Park Ltd.
http://www.mountkiddrv.com/
(403) 591-7700


Elbow Valley Campgrounds
(403) 949-3132


Kananaskis Campgrounds
(866) 366-2267
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/


Indian Graves Adv. Campground
(403) 995-5554
http://www.indiangraves.ca/


Bow Valley Park Campgrounds
(403) 673-2163
http://www.bowvalleycampgrounds.com/

Parks and useful links

Kananaskis Provincial Park
http://tprc.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/flashindex.asp
Canmore and Kananaskis
http://www.canmorekananaskis.com/
Alpine Club of Canada
http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/
Canadian Avalanche Association
http://www.avalanche.ca/
Parks Canada
http://www.pc.gc.ca/

Images

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