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Gargoyle Mountain hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Gargoyle Mountain Statistics

Elevation gain

2,682 meters

What are the activities at Gargoyle Mountain ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Gargoyle Mountain?

The Gargoyle Mountain is a mountain located in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Rocky Mountains and is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. The mountain is named for its distinctive appearance, which is said to resemble a gargoyle. The peak of the mountain is at an elevation of 3,769 metres (12,349 feet) and is the highest point in the area. The mountain is also home to a number of glaciers, which can be seen from afar.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-118.1566666
53.1016666

What are the coordinates and address of Gargoyle Mountain?

Gargoyle Mountain
Gargoyle Mountain, Alberta T0E 0C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Gargoyle Mountain is located in the Kananaskis Country of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway 1 west to the exit for Highway 40. Take Highway 40 south and turn left onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail. The trailhead is located about 9 km down the trail.

Why visit Gargoyle Mountain

The Gargoyle Mountain is a popular tourist destination in Alberta because of its stunning views and interesting history. The mountain is named for the many stone gargoyles that can be seen on its slopes, and it offers hikers and climbers a challenging ascent. The summit provides breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and on a clear day, it is possible to see all the way to the Rocky Mountains. The mountain is also home to a number of wildlife species, including deer, elk, and black bears.

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

There is no definitive answer to this question as Gargoyle Mountain is a mountain and, as such, can be dangerous for those who are not experienced in hiking or climbing. That said, the mountain does offer a number of trails that are suitable for hikers of all levels of experience and there are also a few areas that are suitable for children. Ultimately, it is up to each individual family to decide if Gargoyle Mountain is the right place for them.

Things not to be missed

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

1. Hiking - The trails around Gargoyle Mountain offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears.

3. Fishing - The mountain streams offer great fishing opportunities.

4. Camping - There are several camping areas near the mountain that offer great views and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Chair - A hidden cafe in the heart of Edmonton's arts district. They serve up fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a focus on healthy and sustainable ingredients.

2. The Local Omnivore - A small, family-owned restaurant in the town of Canmore that specializes in local, organic, and sustainable cuisine.

3. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - A microbrewery in Canmore that serves up delicious pub fare alongside their award-winning craft beers.

4. Nourish Bistro - A vegan restaurant in Calgary that offers healthy, organic, and locally sourced food options.

5. The Coup - A vegan restaurant in Calgary that serves up eclectic and affordable cuisine with a focus on sustainability.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Gargoyle Mountain?

2682.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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