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Fossil Mountain - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

Fossil Mountain Statistics

Elevation gain

2,027 meters

What are the activities at Fossil Mountain ?


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Why choose a trail at Fossil Mountain?

Fossil Mountain refers to several mountains, including: Fossil Mountain (Alberta) in Alberta, Canada Fossil Mountain (Alaska) in Alaska, United States Fossil Mountain (Arizona) in Arizona, United States Fossil Mountain (Colorado) in Colorado, United States Fossil Mountain (Montana) in Montana, United States Fossil Mountain (Utah) in Utah, United States Fossil Mountain (Wyoming) in Wyoming, United States

The Fossil Mountain in Alberta is a geological wonder that is home to one of the world's largest fossil beds. The mountain is made up of sedimentary rock that is over 100 million years old and contains fossils from dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. The best way to see the fossils is to hike to the top of the mountain, where there are several viewing platforms that offer great views of the surrounding area. There is also a museum on site that houses many of the fossils that have been found in the area.

What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00

From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Fossil Mountain?

Fossil Mountain
Fossil Mountain, Alberta T0L, Canada

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Starting Point

The Fossil Mountain trails are located in the town of Canmore, Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to the exit for Highway 40. Take Highway 40 south into Canmore. The trailhead is located at the end of 8th Street in Canmore.

Why visit Fossil Mountain

The Fossil Mountain in Alberta is a great place to visit for its fossils. The mountain is made up of sedimentary rocks, which are great for fossils. The rocks have been eroded over time, so the fossils are easy to find. There are also many different types of fossils at the mountain, so visitors can see a variety of fossils from different time periods.

Is Fossil Mountain in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some potential pros of visiting Fossil Mountain in Alberta include its beautiful scenery, opportunities for hiking and camping, and rich history. However, some potential cons include its remote location and lack of amenities.

Things not to be missed

Near Fossil Mountain in Alberta, the best activities include hiking, camping, and fishing.

-Hiking the trails near Fossil Mountain for incredible views of the Rocky Mountains

-Fossil hunting for prehistoric treasures at the base of the mountain

-Picnicking in the meadows near the mountain

-Spotting wildlife in the forests and meadows around the mountain

Where to eat?

1. The hidden cafe inside the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

2. The cafe inside the Drumheller Valley Visitor Centre.

3. The cafe inside the Hoodoos Interpretive Centre.

4. The cafe inside the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.

5. The cafe inside the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site.

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What is the elevation of Fossil Mountain?

2027.00 M

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