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Elbow Falls - Hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

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Easy

What are the activities at Elbow Falls ?

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Why choose a trail at Elbow Falls?

Elbow Falls is a small set of waterfalls along the Elbow River, west of the hamlet of Bragg Creek within Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta. They are located along Highway 66, 20 km (12 mi) west of the Bragg Creek turnoff on Highway 22. In the dry season, the falls reach a height of 6 meters (20 ft), while in June, during high discharges, the river fills up and the waterfall is only 3 m (9.8 ft) high. A day use area (i.e. picnics) is maintained at the falls site, and also serves as the start/finish of a short 1 km (0.62 mi) long hiking trail. Overnight camping is available at several nearby campgrounds. After the 2013 Alberta floods, the day use area was destroyed. The Elbow River overflowed its banks and destroyed all of the picnicking area and most of the paved trails. The riverbed itself also suffered major destruction, now being replaced by mounds of rock, rather than soil and trees.

The Elbow Falls are a series of waterfalls located in the Rocky Mountains, near the town of Bragg Creek, Alberta. The falls are accessible from the Elbow Valley Trail, a hiking trail that follows the Elbow River. The falls are approximately 60 metres (200 ft) wide and consist of a main falls and a series of smaller rapids. The falls are named for the elbow-shaped curve in the Elbow River.


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-114.7788246
50.8678614

What are the coordinates and address of Elbow Falls?

Elbow Falls
(866) 427-3582
AB-66, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Elbow Falls are located in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) west to the exit for Kananaskis Country. Follow the signs to the Elbow Falls parking lot.

Why visit Elbow Falls

The Elbow Falls are a beautiful set of waterfalls located in the Rocky Mountains near Banff National Park. The falls are easily accessible and provide a great opportunity to see some amazing scenery. The rushing water and surrounding cliffs make for a spectacular sight, and the falls are a popular spot for photographers.

Is Elbow Falls in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Elbow Falls is a great place for the whole family. There are many activities to do such as hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Elbow Falls in Alberta are hiking, fishing, and camping.

The best activities near Elbow Falls in Alberta include hiking, fishing, and camping.

Where to eat?

1. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company in Canmore is a great place to eat near Elbow Falls. They have a wide variety of food options, including pizza, sandwiches, and salads. They also have a large selection of beer on tap.

2. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Banff is another great option for food near Elbow Falls. They have a wide variety of steak and seafood dishes, as well as a large selection of wine and beer.

3. The Bison Restaurant in Banff is a great place to try some traditional Canadian cuisine. They serve dishes like bison burgers, elk sausage, and maple-glazed salmon.

4. The Juniper Bistro in Banff is a great option for those looking for something a little more upscale. They serve dishes like braised beef short rib, wild mushroom risotto, and pan-seared trout.

5. The Tool Shed Brewing Company in Calgary is a great place to eat if you're looking for something unique. They serve dishes like bacon wrapped dates, pulled pork poutine, and beer battered fish and chips.

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What is the level of difficulty of Elbow Falls ?

Easy

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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