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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Rundle Cliffs Luxury Mountain Lodge - Canmore Adventures
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Hiking:

The best way to explore Canmore and the surrounding area is by foot. With a network of walking trails throughout downtown, along the Bow River and across mountain valleys, make sure to bring your camera! Some of the trails lead to the lovely Quarry Lake where locals enjoy a relief from the heat with a morning dip, or go for a stroll to find a rustic old railway bridge, past majestic hoodoos and find yourself wandering into the slopes of the Benchlands. Give yourself plenty of time and wear sturdy walking shoes for a hiking tour of the area as there is lots to discover!

Grassi Lakes - Moderate/Short, but oh so spectacular! This describes the Grassi Lakes trail to a tee. The trail is a 5 km loop which begins just past the Canmore Nordic Centre at the base of the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail. The trail begins on a fire road, but quickly turns left onto a wooded trail. Before long, it opens up as it climbs towards some wonderful views of a waterfall. As you crest the summit of the climb, the lakes are only a short distance away. Turquoise and green in colour, they seem like magical pools as they sit at the base of an ancient coral reef. Above the lakes, atop a short loose scramble, native pictographs can be seen. Please refrain from touching the pictographs, and caution is advised for those climbing to view these ancient images.

Riverside Loop - Easy. A good trail right in town. Walk alongside the Bow River for some of the most spectacular scenery in Canmore. Parking available downtown or on River Rd.

Goat Creek - Moderate. This 18 km trail drops 291 meters (957 ft.) from the summit of Whiteman Pass, to its terminus at the Banff Springs Hotel. It is wide and generally smooth, following former fireroad for much of its distance. It is most popular with mountain bikers, and hikers looking for a lengthy day-hike. Traversing the entire length of Mount Rundle, you are treated to numerous views of its steeply bedded slopes. Most riders prefer to have a vehicle waiting at the Banff Springs trailhead to prevent the need to return along the same trail. A popular cross country ski trail in the winter. Start at the parking lot on the Spray Lakes Rd. and hike to the Banff Springs Hotel.

Grotto Canyon - Easy. This short trail offers a glimpse at the power of water as it follows a narrow runoff channel towards a delicate waterfall at trails end. The valley has been carved smooth by the action of running water leaving polished limestone. Along the way, if your eyes are keen, you may see some fading native pictographs. Damaged by years of being touched by curious onlookers, and by climbers ignoring their significance and climbing right over them, they are rapidly disappearing. Please respect their sensitivity and refrain from touching them. A popular hike just outside Canmore. Take 1A to Exshaw 14 km.

Heart Creek - Easy. From a signed highway pullout, this quiet trail parallels the highway for a short distance before turning sharply upstream to follow Heart Creek. The valley quickly narrows as the stream bounces its way towards its junction with the larger Bow River. The trail offers views of steep limestone faces, some regularly challenged by rock climbers. At the trails end, a tiny waterfall hides around the corner just out of view. For those willing to accept wet feet, it is worth freezing them to view this pleasant cascade. During high water, stay safely on dry ground.

Heart Mountain
- Expert. If you love altitude, and don't mind exposure, this trail may be the one for you. Beginning at the Heart Creek Day Use area, along the shores of Lac Des Arcs, it follows Heart Creek Trail for a short distance before assaulting the ridge. When the climbing begins, it continues unrelenting to the summit. there are no switchbacks, just straight climbing along a narrow, steep ridge. Why would you want to endure such a trail? One look over your shoulder as you climb this trail will give you the answer. The entire Bow valley spreads beneath your feet. This is a trail for expert hikers only.

Ha Ling Peak (China man's Peak) - Moderate. If you like a challenge with a rewarding view, this hike is the one for you. This trail begins with a consistent incline of switchbacks through a mossy forest. This continues until you reach the tree line where you reach full exposure. Don't forget your sunscreen, from this point forward you have no shelter from the sun! The second half of the hike is a challenging hike over loose rocks with an undefined trail until you approach the summit where small rocks turn into larger boulders. The view of the Bow Valley you see from the top is one you will never forget as you cautiously peak over a straight plummet to this mountains base. This hike is worth the challenge and is definitely a thrill seekers dream! Make sure to bring extra layers as the wind at the summit is sometimes chilly. A very popular hike in Canmore. Take Spray Lakes Road passed the Canmore Nordic Centre and park in Goat Creek Trail parking lot. Ha Ling Peak's Trail head is on the opposite side of the road up the hill and across a bridge.

RUNDLE CLIFFS LUXURY MOUNTAIN LODGE
375 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB, T1W 0G9
Phone 403-678-5108
Toll Free: 1-877-678-5511
E-Mail: info@springcreekvacations.com

Hot Tub Hours of Operation:

6am – 10pm

Office Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday – 9am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday – 9am to 10pm
Please keep in mind that although we are of advanced finishings and superior quality, we are more of a home away from home as opposed to a hotel-type property.
After hours we do have lock boxes available for late night check-ins. Please let us know if you have any special needs prior to the day of arrival.
Thanks so much and we look forward to pampering you at Rundle Cliffs Lodge!

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