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Sundial Mountain hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Sundial Mountain Statistics

Elevation gain

3,178 meters

What are the activities at Sundial Mountain ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Sundial Mountain?

Sundial 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 2,836 meters (9,318 feet). The mountain is named for the sundial-like shape of its summit ridge.

The mountain can be accessed from the east and west, with the easiest route being the east side. The approach is a long hike, but the views are worth it. The summit offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The mountain is also popular for skiing and snowboarding. There are a few ski runs on the east side that offer some challenging terrain. There is also a backcountry hut located on the summit that can be used for overnight stays.

Overall, Sundial Mountain is a great destination for hikers, climbers and skiers alike. With its beautiful scenery and challenging terrain, it's sure to please everyone.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-117.6313888
52.2327777

What are the coordinates and address of Sundial Mountain?

Sundial Mountain
Sundial Mountain, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Sundial Mountain 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 from the turnoff.

Why visit Sundial Mountain

The Sundial Mountain is a popular tourist destination in Alberta because of its stunning views and unique geological features. The mountain is made up of sedimentary rock that was deposited over millions of years, and visitors can see the different layers of rock that make up the mountain. The mountain also has a number of caves that can be explored, and there are several hiking trails that lead to the summit. The views from the summit are spectacular, and on a clear day, visitors can see for miles in all directions.

Is Sundial Mountain in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Sundial Mountain is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, biking, and fishing.

Things not to be missed

Near Sundial Mountain in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, mountain biking, and camping are all popular activities near Sundial Mountain. The area is also known for its excellent fishing, with plenty of trout and salmon to be caught in the nearby rivers.

Where to eat?

1. The Sundial Cafe - This cafe is located at the base of Sundial Mountain and offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options.

2. The Sundial Lodge - This lodge is located at the top of Sundial Mountain and offers a variety of lunch and dinner options.

3. The Sundial Bistro - This bistro is located in the town of Sundial and offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Sundial Mountain?

3178.00 M

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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