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One of my favourite family hikes

This hike is one of my favourite. I’ve done this one numerous times. It’s short hike (just over 4km... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Martina T
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A beautiful hike any time of the year

Experienced Ptarmigan Cirque in the fall this time and boy we were not disappointed. I love this... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Peter R
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Calgary
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This hike is one of my favourite. I’ve done this one numerous times. It’s short hike (just over 4km loop) into the beautiful alpine. You will get to an elevation just over 2400m. My two year old almost did it by herself, with little help...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Experienced Ptarmigan Cirque in the fall this time and boy we were not disappointed. I love this hike -- it is shorter hike with ever changing scenery (especially above the tree line). You experience true alpine terrain at its best. This trail is steeper at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Great hike for people of all ages. Everyone can go at their own speed. We were there on Monday so a cooler day and no smoke.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is fantastic introduction to walking in the area, a 5km circular hike passing through pine forest on the way to a beautiful mountain meadow filled with alpine flowers and waterfalls. So much variation in such a short time, no more than 2 hours if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a fairly easy hike the trails are well marked and you are asked to stay on the trails as its a sensitive area for plants and wildlife, there is tree shade at the beginning of the trails and none at the top, amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I completed the Ptarmigan cirque 3 times this year, each time with my 6 year old and other times with other individuals who I had to share the experience with. This is an "other worldly" place to bring city dwelling friends who may not be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BizTrippingDad
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place although the hike up was more challenging than I had expected. The trail itself is not hard it's just that there is a steady incline up for about 1 km so needless to say we were definitely happy to reach...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank traveltime1228
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was amazing! We only had time for a quick hike but wanted some beautiful views and this hike met that above and beyond our hopes! I wouldn't recommend the hike for young children or those with heart/breathing issues because it is a bit of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jillybean238
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This hike was truly amazing. 5km return, approximately 230m elevation gain. It does not take long before you have some amazing views from the trail. We brought our 4 year old with us, and he hike all the way up, and all the way down....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a beautiful hike into the Cirque (bowl) of a mountain. The first part is a little steeper but persevere because it does level out as you walk in the bowl area. The hike loops around inside the bowl so you do spend a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Peter R
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bernieo946
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Response from Martina T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no. Hwy40 is closed for winter every year from December 1 - June 14.
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