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Snowshoe or Hike at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

I know some people in the group have snowshoes & would like to go out & give it a try. I've chosen this park as it is close to the city. I called today & they said currently the snow pack is good but if melts by next weekend we can still hike around the park.  If we are snowshoeing it will be at a very easy pace as I believe most of us are beginners.

Dogs are allowed on leash.

The park offers over 28km of trails. Once there we can pop into the visitor centre & see what would be the best trail for us to take. I understand that all the trails are very well marked.

Here's a great website with pictures & descriptions of some of the trails:

http://hikingwithbarry.com/2012/04/03/glenbow-ranch-cochrane-hiking-alberta/

Directions to the trailhead: The entrance to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is south on Glenbow Road from Hwy 1A (Crowchild Trail) onto 3 KM (1.9 miles) of scenic, gravel road heading south through private land, and terminating at a large, well-signed parking area surrounded by tall Alberta prairie grass.

Here's the link to the park map & directions:
http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/123423/grpp_map_with_closures.pdf

Please bring weather appropriate clothing, snowshoes, poles, first aid kit & something warm to drink.

*Disclaimer: You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. By attending this meetup, you agree that there are risks associated with the aforementioned activity, and you will in no way hold the organizer or this meetup group responsible for any accident or injury that may occur.

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  • Melinda

    Glad we discovered this park today. It's a nice little hike just outside of the city. For those who had falls, I hope you are doing okay. Once we get some more snow we will try snowshoeing again at West Bragg Creek.

    December 29, 2013

  • Bill C.

    If you dont have snow shoes you can rent them from the u of c outdoor centre for about $12.00 a day

    December 23, 2013

    • Melinda

      Thanks for the info Bill

      December 23, 2013

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