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Up Close with Larch Trees

We visited this pass on a clear September day and were treated to a view of the golden Larch trees... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
Highest paved road in Canada! Closed Dec 1 to June 15 every year to help the critters

The elevation of this pass is 2206 m's, which is the same as the top of Mt Yamnuska and Prairie... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We visited this pass on a clear September day and were treated to a view of the golden Larch trees. We were able to walk along a trail and see the trees up close. We also saw them at a distance with a snow-covered mountain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The elevation of this pass is 2206 m's, which is the same as the top of Mt Yamnuska and Prairie View Mountain near Exshaw, so you know you're starting your explorations at an elevation that other people have worked hard to climb up to elsewhere....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

By car or motorcycle you don't want to miss this tour. Amazing scenery and wildlife including big horn sheep.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank IndulgentSamurai
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We stopped here in the summer. I wish I wasn't driving because I wanted to look out the window the whole time! We hiked Ptarmigan Cirque a little further up the road. Stunning!

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Highwood Pass is on Highway 40, a beautiful drive through Kananaskis Country. We drove up from Calgary and stopped at the Highwood Pass Day use area and hiked the Pocaterra trail. This area has many larch trees and at this time of year (late...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This pass is an easy drive from Calgary and if you take Highway 22 through Longview then the drive there is a very scenic trip through the foothills. Turning west you move into the mountains and the scenery gets even more spectacular. The Highwood Pass...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 210craig J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stayed overnight in Calgary to make a motorcycle run on High-wood Pass next morning. After a leisurely brunch, we found ourselves racing to dodge rain clouds and running towards highway 40 exit on Highway 1 West. The exit and immediate entry into the foothills...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Salman S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I (both in our late 50s) rode our bikes from the north boundary of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Highway 40 to the summit of Highwood Pass and back on June 12, a few days before the highway opened to vehicles. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a stunning place! If you're on a driving tour, if you stop here for a few minutes or a few hour, you'll be rewarded beautifully. It is simply cool be at the highest paved road in Canada, but the vistas just from the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It's nice to visit Longview and then take hwy 40 through Highwood Pass and Kananaskis country. On this trip we saw many goats grazing in various sections along the road. At the highest point, there was quite a bit of snow even though the grass...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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mahendra g
5 July 2018|
Response from IndulgentSamurai | Reviewed this property |
There are no road closures now. And there are plenty of fellow travelers on the road to assist you, should you have vehicle problems. Just make sure you have a full tank of gas. There are service stations in Longview and at... More