Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Hike or cycle the Banff Legacy Trail between Canmore and Banff, Alberta

The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail in Kananaskis Country, Alberta connects the popular Rocky Mountain communities of Canmore and Banff, Alberta, Canada. This 26.8 km long, 3 m...
Hike or cycle the Banff Legacy Trail between Canmore and Banff, Alberta

The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail in Kananaskis Country, Alberta connects the popular Rocky Mountain communities of Canmore and Banff, Alberta, Canada. This 26.8 km long, 3 m wide paved path is popular with cyclists, hikers, horseback riders, inline skaters, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers. Built to commemorate Parks Canada's 125th birthday, it officially opened in 2010 and now has an average of 200 users per day during the summer months. The Banff Legacy Trail runs through the Bow River Valley parallel to the Trans Canada Highway. It offers spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, with the Fairholme Mountain Range on one side, and the many stunning peaks of Mount Rundle on the other. About 7 km from Canmore trail users enter Banff National Park, the oldest and most internationally well-known National Park in Canada. This spectacular Rocky Mountain park encompasses several mountain ranges, many glaciers and ice fields, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves, dense conifer forest, and alpine landscapes. It also offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, including chances to see elk, mountain sheep, mountain goats, wolves, grizzly bears, and many different bird species. The Valleyview Lookout and rest stop offers a great place to take a break at a picnic table, use the washroom, and scan the forested slopes of the Bow River Valley for signs of wildlife. Approaching Banff, cyclists and hikers enjoy magnificent views of Cascade Mountain, cross over the cold, clear, fast-flowing waters of the Cascade River, and have an opportunity to relax beside the turquoise waters of the Cascade Ponds. From there it is a short distance to the town site of Banff, one of the most popular destinations in the Rocky Mountains.

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27 July 2023 at   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail is a popular cycling and hiking trail that connects Canmore and Banff, Alberta, Canada.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
Kananaskis Country Alberta boasts over 470 spectacular hiking and cycling trails, and the Banff Legacy Trail, which is part of the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, is one of its most famous cycling routes.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada features spectacular scenery that draws visitors from around the world, and a great way to explore some of it is on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
The Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail is well marked and easy to navigate, with excellent signage along the way indicating points of interest, famous landmarks, and distances.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
Hiking the Banff Legacy Trail is a fantastic way to experience the breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery and amazing wildlife of Banff National Park, Alberta.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
The jagged peaks of Mount Rundle provide epic Rocky Mountain scenery along the Banff Legacy Trail in the Alberta's forested Bow River Valley.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
The Valleyview Lookout on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail offers spectacular views of Mount Rundle and the Bow River Valley, as well as an opportunity to take a break, have a picnic, or use the washroom.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
A pair of nesting Osprey are just some of the wildlife that can be viewed along the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, long with elk, mountain sheep, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and more.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
Spectacular mountain scenery makes the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail one of the most popular cycling trails in Alberta, Canada.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
Cyclists and hikers who travel from Canmore to Banff on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and stunning views of Cascade Mountain.
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
While cycling the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail in Banff National Park, take a break beside the turquoise waters of the Cascade Ponds, enjoy a picnic, take a swim, or try out a stand up paddleboard (SUP).
27 July 2023 ·   7 months ago taken in   Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, Bighorn No. 8, AB, Canada
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