Winter 2019/20 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 8, 2019 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 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 25, 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

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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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Come Build Trails with Us: It’s More than Just Work

Ask Canadian Rockies hikers about the Livingstone PLUZ and you might draw blank stares. Often only known by locals, this swath of public land north of the municipality of Crowsnest Pass lies in the shadow of popular recreation destinations like Banff, Kananaskis Country, and Jasper. Its abundance of treasures—the towering…

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Guthook Guides GDT App

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“We hiked Section E last summer and found the Guthook Guides App to be invaluable!  It allowed us to do the less travelled alternate routes with much more confidence.” Lynnie & Barb  The Great Divide Trail guide in the Guthook Guides app is a GPS map-based hiking guide for your mobile…

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An Awesome Weekend Loop on the GDT

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By Barb Lauer For those without the time to do a thru-hike on the Great Divide Trail, you might want to consider a ~45k loop that travels on both sides of the GDT, crosses the divide over two passes, is not well known, is not well sign posted and is…

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