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Mount Forbes - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

Mount Forbes Statistics

Elevation gain

3,617 meters

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Why choose a trail at Mount Forbes?

Mount Forbes, the eighth tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, is located 18 km (11 mi) southwest of the Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park. The mountain was named by James Hector in 1859 after Edward Forbes, Hector's natural history professor at the University of Edinburgh during the mid-nineteenth century. Mount Forbes was first ascended on August 10, 1902, by the Swiss brothers Christian and Hans Kaufmann, guiding the British gentlemen J. Norman Collie, James Outram, Hugh E.M. Stutfield, George M. Weed, and Herman Woolley.

The Mount Forbes is a mountain located in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Rocky Mountains and has an elevation of 3,859 metres (12,665 ft). The mountain was named after Sir William Forbes, a British colonial administrator. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1898 by J. Norman Collie and party.

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What are the coordinates and address of Mount Forbes?

Mount Forbes
Mount Forbes, Alberta T0L, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Forbes trailhead is located on the east side of Highway 22, about 9 km south of the town of Claresholm.

Why visit Mount Forbes

The Mount Forbes summit is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,747 metres (12,293 ft). The mountain is located in Banff National Park, Alberta. The mountain was named by James Hector in 1858 after his father-in-law, Sir William Forbes.

The ascent of Mount Forbes is a strenuous hike that can take up to two days. The reward for making the climb is an incredible view of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Is Mount Forbes 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. Mount Forbes is a beautiful mountain located in Alberta, Canada, and it may be a great place for some families, but others may prefer other destinations.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Forbes in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking and camping. There are also great views of the Rocky Mountains to be enjoyed from here.

1. Hiking - The hiking trails around Mount Forbes offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

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

3. Camping - There are several camping areas in the park, all of which offer great views and plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation.

4. Fishing - The park is home to a number of excellent fishing spots.

5. Horseback Riding - There are several trails in the park that are perfect for horseback riding.

Where to eat?

1. The Ledge – Canmore

2. Grizzly House – Banff

3. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar – Banff

4. Park Distillery – Banff

5. Whitebark CafΓ© – Lake Louise

6. Indian Curry House – Calgary

7. Phil’s Fish & Chips – Calgary

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What is the elevation of Mount Forbes?

3617.00 M

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