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Cory Pass

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Trailhead

Fireside Picnic Area, signposted 500 m (0.3 mi) along the Bow Valley Parkway from the Trans-Canada Hwy.


GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.18397
Longitude: -115.563126


Detailed Map

Cory Pass

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Distance

5.8 km one way


Difficulty

Strenuous


Ascent Time

3 hours one way


Round Trip Time

5 to 6 hours


Elevation Gain

915 m


Max Elevation

2,300 m (7,500 foot)


Winter Hazards

You will have to negotiate a small cliff band, which requires that you down-climb through an obvious but steep break in the rock. In early spring, the trail can be covered in snow or ice. Cory Pass is often a very cold and windy place - be prepared.


Things You'll See

Cory Pass is considered by many the most spectacular hike along the Bow Valley Parkway and one of the most strenuous in the park. The views are spectacular, highlighted by the towering slabs of grey limestone that form the east face of Mount Louis. If you are extra-adventurous, close the loop passing through Gargoyle Valley and Edith Pass - 13 km round trip. 


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