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Monkhead Mountain hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Monkhead Mountain ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Monkhead Mountain?

Monkhead Mountain is located in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta. It's a popular destination for hikers and climbers, with its summit reaching an elevation of 2,744 meters (9,003 feet). The mountain is named for its distinctive shape, which resembles a monk's head. The hike to the summit is challenging but rewarding, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-117.3919444
52.5819444

What are the coordinates and address of Monkhead Mountain?

Monkhead Mountain
Monkhead Mountain, Alberta T0E 0E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Monkhead Mountain trails can be accessed from the town of Canmore, Alberta. From downtown Canmore, head east on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) for approximately 9 km. Turn left onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road (Highway 742) and drive for another 15 km. The trailhead parking lot will be on your right.

Why visit Monkhead Mountain

The Monkhead Mountain is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is also a great place for hiking and camping.

Is Monkhead 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 destination. Some families may find Monkhead Mountain to be a great place to spend time together, while others may find it to be too challenging or remote.

Things not to be missed

Near Monkhead Mountain in Alberta, the best activities include hiking, camping, and fishing. A bref description not to be missed would be the incredible views from the top of the mountain.

1. Hiking - Monkhead Mountain is a great place for a hike with stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in the area around Monkhead Mountain, so keep your eyes peeled!

3. Camping - There are several great camping spots near Monkhead Mountain, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors.

4. Fishing - The area around Monkhead Mountain is great for fishing, so grab your rod and reel and get ready to catch some fish!

5. Boating - The nearby lakes are perfect for boating, so bring your boat or rent one and enjoy a day on the water.

Where to eat?

1. The Ledge Bistro - Banff

2. The Grizzly House - Banff

3. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Banff

4. Whitebark Cafe - Banff

5. Juniper Bistro - Banff

6. Tooloulou's - Canmore

7. Indian Curry House - Calgary

8. Teatro Restaurant - Calgary

9. River Cafe - Calgary

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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