Grotto Mountain Statistics

Distance

10 KM

Estimated Time

12 hours

What are the activities at Grotto Mountain ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Grotto Mountain?

Grotto Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River valley, across from Canmore, Alberta, Canada. It is a popular hiking spot among locals and is home to the Rat's Nest Cave. There are two main scrambling routes: Northwest Variation - from the ACC clubhouse, ascends the northwest side of the mountain on a good hiking trail. At tree line, the trail narrows to the false summit. From there, it is a gradual ascent to the summit with brief stints of scrambling but mostly hiking. Direct route. Ascends directly under the summit. Shorter but more arduous.

The Grotto Mountain is located in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta. It's a popular destination for hikers and climbers, as it offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is made up of limestone, and there are a number of caves and crevices that can be explored. There are also a number of glaciers on the mountain, which make for an impressive sight.



What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
51.0904237 -115.268383

What are the coordinates and address of Grotto Mountain?

Grotto Mountain
Grotto Mountain, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Grotto Mountain trails are located in the Kananaskis Country area of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 40 south from Calgary and turn left onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road (Highway 742). Continue on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road for about 24 kilometers and turn right onto the Grotto Mountain Trail. The trailhead is located about 1 kilometer down the road.

Why visit Grotto Mountain

The Grotto Mountain is a beautiful place to visit in Alberta. The mountain is located in the Rocky Mountains and is a great place for hiking, camping, and fishing. The mountain is also home to many animals, including deer, elk, and bears.

Is Grotto 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 mountain outing. Grotto Mountain is a great place for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, with a variety of terrain to explore. There are also some great hiking trails in the area, and the views from the summit are stunning. However, the mountain is not particularly well-suited for young children or those who are inexperienced in the outdoors.

Things not to be missed

Near Grotto Mountain, there are great activities to be enjoyed and not to be missed. Some of these include hiking and biking on the mountain trails, sightseeing at the many viewpoints, and fishing in the many lakes and rivers in the area.

-Hiking the Grotto Mountain trail for an amazing view of the Rockies

-Fishing in the Bow River for trout

-Rafting down the Kananaskis River for a thrilling ride

-Camping in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Where to eat?

1. The Grotto Mountain Lodge - This is a restaurant located inside the Grotto Mountain Lodge and it offers amazing views of the surrounding area.

2. The Cliffhouse Bistro - This is a bistro that is located at the top of Grotto Mountain and it offers some of the best views in the area.

3. The Summit Cafe - This cafe is located at the top of Grotto Mountain and it offers a variety of food options as well as amazing views.

4. The Grizzly Grill - This grill is located at the base of Grotto Mountain and it offers a variety of food options as well as amazing views.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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