Prairie Mountain- Sunset Hike - Fri, Nov 24 2023

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Prairie Mountain- Sunset Hike (11/24/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Elbow Falls Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 24 2023  3:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 23 2023 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Distance: 8.4km
Elevation Gain: Approx 770 meters
Pace: slower while ascending, moderate for the flat and descending sections. I would like to be up in 1.5 hours and down in 1 hour

Alberta Parks just recently invested $825,000 into the restoration and improvement of the Prairie Mountain trail. The trail is now wider, has switchbacks to ease the steep climb as well as rock steps in a couple of places for shortcuts and rock chairs to enjoy the view about half way up and at the summit. It still is a grueling hike up.
Our plan is once we reach the summit of Prairie Mountain, we will take some time to catch our breath, have a quick snack and enjoy the view. After capturing some photos of the sunset (4:39pm), we will then begin our descent the same way we came up.
For those who may be interested - after returning to the trailhead/parking area, we will be heading over to the Bragg Creek Powderhorn Saloon for a quick après-hike drink and/or pub fare. Kananaskis Conservation Pass fees apply for any vehicle access into Kananaskis Country. The mandatory fee of: Day pass - $15 (registers one vehicle) or Yearly pass - $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles) applies. You can purchase your pass beforehand,online at:

Required Items to Bring:
sturdy hiking boots
hiking poles
headlamp or flashlight
snack and water
clothes for varying weather conditions
warm layers for summit visit (jacket, hat, mitts)
bear spray
Kananaskis Conversation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
first aid kit
extra pair of shoes if conditions are muddy

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in parking lot by first set of washrooms.


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Cost & Payment:
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance: