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Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead ?

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Why choose a trail at Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead?

The Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead is a great place to start your hike in the Rocky Mountains. The trailhead is located just outside of Canmore, Alberta and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The hike to the summit of Yamnuska Ridge is a challenging 8-mile trek, but the views from the top are well worth the effort. If you're looking for an easier hike, the CMC Valley Trail is a great option. This 4-mile trail winds through the forest and offers beautiful views of the valley below.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.0860585
51.1212407

What are the coordinates and address of Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead?

Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead
Alberta T0L 2H0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead is located in the Rocky Mountains, near Canmore, Alberta. To get there, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to the exit for Highway 40. Follow Highway 40 west for about 15 minutes until you reach the town of Canmore. Turn left onto Spray Lakes Road and follow it for about 10 minutes until you reach the trailhead.

Why visit Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead

The Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead is a great place to visit for hikers and climbers. The area offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and the Bow Valley. There are also a number of trails that lead through the valley, providing hikers with a variety of different routes to choose from. The trailhead is also home to the Canadian Mountain Club, which offers visitors access to its library and information about climbing in the area.

Is Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on what the family is looking for in a hiking experience. If they are looking for a relatively easy hike with beautiful views, then Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead may be a good option. If the family is looking for something more challenging, there are plenty of other hiking trails in the area that may be a better fit.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

-Hiking the Yamnuska Ridge and CMC Valley Trailhead

-Rock climbing at Yamnuska

-Viewing the Rocky Mountains

Where to eat?

1. Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead

2. Mount Yamnuska

3. Banff Springs Hotel

4. Johnston Canyon

5. Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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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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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