Kananaskis boasts some of the most scenic, challenging and enjoyable trails in Canada. There are over a 100 trails that snake through the mountains and foothills. This is big country and very remote. You must be comfortable with map and compass navigation, carry sufficient clothing and be prepared for animal encounters as well as self rescue.
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Bragg Creek Area - The closest wilderness recreation area to Calgary, the Bragg Creek Area has recently exploded in popularity with new trails being constructed each year. Enjoy hikes in the foothills or Rocky Mountains, centered on the Elbow River Valley.
Highwood Area - With few residents living nearby, the Highwood Area is likely the most secluded area in the region. It's easy to feel like you've teleported into the old west while riding these X-Country Trails.
Kananaskis Area - One of the most popular areas in Kananaskis. Covering trails in the Bow Valley/Canmore and mountainous areas south down Spray Trail and Hwy 40. Full of amazing scenic views and big game.
Peter Lougheed Area - Arguably the most scenic area in Kananaskis. Centered on Peter Lougheed Provincial Park which encompasses the beautiful Kananaskis Lakes. A popular tourist destination located in the heart of Kananaskis Country.
Sheep River Area - A quiet and secluded area located west of Turner Valley and Okotoks. Enjoy watching the many Big Horn Sheep that give the area it's name, as you explore the numerous trails in the Sheep River Valley.
Sibbald Area - Located in the foothills of Kananaskis on the edge of the prairies. A popular area for Calgary and Cochrane residents due to it's close proximity. Holds a number of rambling trails great for after work adventures.