Cory Pass

HARD 38 reviews
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Cory Pass is a 12.7 kilometer loop trail located near Sawback, Alberta, Canada and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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14 days ago

Great hike, first 3 miles were unbelievably scenic. Left at 7AM and finished at 11AM. Took my time and took a lot of pictures. The first half of this hike is difficult but it is well worth it. Unbelievable views! Only saw one other person. Definitely do the full loop and don't turn around. Makes for the perfect hike.

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16 days ago

This hike definitely makes it to the top of the favourites list with it's amazing views! It is definitely challenging but it is so much fun! When I went everyone hiked to the top, had lunch and then appeared to hike back down. I highly recommend pushing yourself a little further and going down the other side and right through the pass and connecting to the other side of the mountain to complete the full loop! The experience is breath taking! Just be careful for the loose rocks as I have super grip hiking shoes and I stumbled a few times. When you get to the other side you end up going through the trees there are a few view stops. It is a little creepy wandering alone through the trees with grizzly bear warning signs but just play some music and it's fine! There is also a creek through there which is very rewarding if you bring your dog! My 3 year old chocolate lab had a blast on this hike but there was one spot going over a rocky cliff that was a little frightening for him so be cautious of that. The loop took me and the pup 4.5 hours.

21 days ago

One of my favourite hikes, especially in the fall
Long day for sure so pack a good lunch ! The views are dope!

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21 days ago

Really difficult hike, but very rewarding!

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25 days ago

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25 days ago

The ranger came to remove the grizzly warning as I was starting the trail. There was a black bear eating berries 5 m away. Uphill seems to go on forever but views at the top are amazing.

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6 months ago

Great variance in terrain and views. Powerful uphill, and worth it.

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9 months ago

Awesome views from the pass. Lots of mountain goats and a bear on the trail. The initial incline seemed to go on forever not well traveled only saw three other people. I would do this hike again. When the trail breaks apart stay left and go up for the best views of Banff and beyond. The only water will be after you go through the pass and start the trip down the mountain. This was a great trail and well worth the effort!

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