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Mount Chown hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Chown Statistics

Elevation gain

3,316 meters

What are the activities at Mount Chown ?


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Why choose a trail at Mount Chown?

Mount Chown is Alberta's 36th highest peak. It is named after the Reverend Samuel Dwight Chown. It is located in the northwest corner of Jasper National Park on the border with the Willmore Wilderness Park. It lies between two glaciers the Chown Glacier and the Resthaven Glacier.

The Mount Chown is a mountain located in Alberta, Canada. At an elevation of 2,959 metres (9,719 ft), it is the ninth-highest peak in the province. The mountain is part of the Canadian Rockies, and is located within Banff National Park.

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From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Mount Chown?

Mount Chown
Mount Chown, Alberta T0E 0C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Chown 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 Trail (Highway 742). The trailhead is located about 26 km down the road.

Why visit Mount Chown

The Mount Chown in Alberta is a great place to visit because of its stunning views and diverse wildlife. The mountain is located in the Rocky Mountains, and its summit offers incredible views of the surrounding area. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears.

Is Mount Chown in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might enjoy the hiking and outdoor activities available in the area around Mount Chown, while others might prefer a more urban environment with more amenities and attractions.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Chown in Alberta, the best activities include hiking, camping, fishing, and mountain biking.

-Hiking the trails in the area

-Fishing in the many nearby lakes

-Biking on the scenic country roads

-Bird watching in the many meadows and forests

-Canoeing and kayaking on the Bow River

Where to eat?

1. The Ledge – Banff

2. Glacier Skywalk – Jasper National Park

3. Johnston Canyon – Banff National Park

4. Sulphur Mountain Gondola – Banff National Park

5. Moraine Lake Lodge – Lake Louise

6. Castle Mountain Chalet – Castle Mountain

7. The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff

8. Emerald Lake Lodge – Yoho National Park

9. Takakkaw Falls Lodge – Yoho National Park

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Chown?

3316.00 M

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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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