Trail and Road Conditions

Trail and road conditions are monitored by the GDTA but much of this information is crowd-sourced and depends on trail user contributions. Please report trail conditions via email.


October 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 16, 2019 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on much of the GDT and is starting to accumulate at higher elevations. Expect wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Heavy boots or cleats and poles are recommended. Nighttime and early…

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September 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 19, 2019 Fall weather has arrived in the Rockies and that means autumn colours! Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections during periods of rain. Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this month. ELK…

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August 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Wonder Pass

Trail Conditions Update – August 21, 2019 Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections during periods of rain. Warm weather means rapid melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so attempt to ford larger creeks early in the…

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July 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Wildflowers

Trail Conditions Update – July 24, 2019 Alpine wildflowers are blooming! Trail conditions are improving quickly but expect some wet and muddy sections and snow patches lingering at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so attempt to…

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June 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

mountains-springtime

Trail Conditions Update – June 29, 2019 It’s transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and dry to wet and muddy, while most trails at higher elevation are still snow covered. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly so plan for varying conditions –…

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Spring 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

mountains-springtime

Spring is in the air and this is transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy, while trails at higher elevation remain snowbound. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly from icy in the morning to slushy…

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GDT Route Updates for 2019

waterton detour

Effective immediately, the GDTA is announcing one change to the main route of the GDT as well as an update on the detour around the trail closures in Waterton Lakes National Park. Waterton Detour – UPDATED July 5, 2019 (Section A) – Most trails in Waterton Lakes National Park have re-opened this…

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Winter 2018/19 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 23, 2018 Winter conditions are here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is accumulating so expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions. Boots, hiking poles, snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for winter conditions and short days when travelling…

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October 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 22, 2018 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on most of the GDT and early season avalanche conditions exist where snow has accumulated. Expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent…

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September 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 25, 2018 Fall weather has arrived in the Rockies and that means autumn colours and fresh snowfall. Snow has fallen on much of the GDT at higher elevations and is causing wet and muddy trail conditions. Wet and cool weather means fire danger ratings in the Canadian Rockies…

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