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Curley Sands Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Millarville, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 1,105 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Robert Miller
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Horseback riding

Nice!

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Nick Mott
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HikingBugs

Great hike, bring wading shoes for the two river crossings

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Nayla Sernowsky
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Hiking

Was an awesome trail for our horses! The trail is well marked for the most part just have to look for the organe diamond signs. There is two river crossings and a few creek crossings. Overall a great ride but recommend going on a sunny day if it has rained it will be muddy.

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Monique H.
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Hiking

Went late on Thursday afternoon. There are some lovely views though this trail is meant mostly for horses. We were completely alone on the trail and made our way, though some of it is definitely not well marked. In one of the meadows we saw two black bear cubs, Momma likely not far away.

Michelle Schulz
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HikingMuddy

The beginning part of the trail curly sands is well marked beautiful with ferns and so green- although a little muddy Campground cut easy to find from there not so much went down gorge creek road and then to right is sign for 9999 trail small waterfall for first crossing easy then larger crossing using log to go across stayed dry the end is literally shortly after the crossing straight up the road and then at the campground where you start

Denise McPhee
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Hiking

Wonderful hike, if you are wanting a more detailed map of the trail walk down into the camp ground from the roadside parking and it will show a couple other routes that make it easier to follow and navigate.

Austin Goodbrand
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Washed out

I did this trail on June 2nd. First half was very nice and not busy at all, I only saw people at the end. The second half of the hike I made up as I went. The river crossing was rough as the river was a little high. I decided not to cross and walk along the river back to the start. Mostly intended for horses I'm assuming but was still really nice.

Amelia Oh
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My dog and I did this hike this morning and we didn't see anyone until the end. We took about 2 hours and got lost a bit when the trail disappeared and we had to bushwack for a bit. We also had to cross the river twice (one over a tree that fell over the river and the other I had to take my socks and shoes off and go through up to me butt). I think the trail is meant mostly for horse rides but overall I really enjoyed the hike - incredibly peaceful.

Kris Dennis
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Chey Shafe
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Bill Piers
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HikingMuddy

Nice little hike.

Faye Holt
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Heather Thornley
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Took this trail for the first time today and it was awesome. Moderate steep grade climbs for the horses, the mud made it a bit sketchy at times and shoes on our horses would have helped but we really enjoyed the trail. Great view at the top on the north end of the trail, and some nice easy river crossings where the horses stopped for a drink.

Joshua Lowe
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HikingMuddy

Awesome trail, it was muddy but did not hinder our day any. There are two creek crossings on the four 9s section that do not have bridges, they are only knee deep so easily traversable just be ready for a wade.

Dale Constantine
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Hiking

Firearms and target practicing in Kanaskis is on the great decline because of enacted bylaws that dictate 1 km from road ways and 1 km from PRAs (campgrounds) Report all violations to conservation.

A G.
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Horseback riding

This is a fantastic trail. We typically use horses, but would be great on foot as well. There are a couple of creek/river crossings so be prepared for wet feet depending how high the water level is. Not great for very little kids on foot with a long, switchback, hill climb right out of the campground. Age 7+ would be fine. There is a nice view at the top. Caution crossing the meadow during weekdays as we have seen people sighting in large guns down the power line clearing. Weekends seem to be fine.

Dale Constantine
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Hiking

This is a great easy trail that connects Mesa Butte and Northfork campgrounds. Adding part of 9999 (four nines) trail creates a great loop. This trail has a history that goes back decades. Great wild flowers, views and in late summer awesome raspberries!

Joanne Hobbs
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Jaide V.
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Josh Pearson
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Karl Forest
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Jeanette P.
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Joel 1234
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Chey Shafe
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