Gorge Creek Loop
Hiking the Gorge Creek Loop requires some route knowledge and a bit of extra effort as it is not as well-maintained as other Kananaskis trails. It is a beautiful loop that circumnavigates other trails in the area. Take in the views of the vast and remote wilderness that surrounds you on this gentle full day route.
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Route Description for Gorge Creek Loop
The Gorge Creek Loop is a full-day loop that is packed with viewpoints and unforgettable scenery. Where the prairies meet the Rockies, you will find unique beauty on the trail. It passes by shorter routes, such as Volcano Ridge and Prospector’s Ridge. From the parking area, travel 900 m before turning right towards Volcano Ridge. Come to a junction after another 1.2 km and stay left avoiding the Volcano Ridge trails. After another 1.0 km, come to a junction for both Surveyor's and Prospector’s Ridge. Hike straight through, following the Gorge Creek route. From here, you will begin to curve west coming to the Three Point Mountain campsite. Descend to the south passing junctions for Mount Ware and Little Ware as well as the Prospector’s Ridge route. Make your way back to the parking area for a full circuit.
Getting to the Gorge Creek Loop Trailhead
From Turner Valley, AB take the AB-546 westbound for 15.0 km before joining Sheep River Road. Stay on this road for 15.0 km before turning right for the Gorge Creek day-use area.
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