Elbow Pass Trail To Tombstone Campground & Lake

EASY 22 reviews

Elbow Pass Trail To Tombstone Campground & Lake is a 18.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
917 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

snow

hiking
27 days ago

I did this hike the weekend after I did pocaterra ridge. They are in perfect view of each other. We did Elbow lake, Elbow pass, Tombstone pass then both the lower and upper Tombstone lakes. It was a long hike but the scenery was phenomenal.

1 month ago

cool place! great easy hike!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

incline at the trail head was a challenging, but once you reach the lake it's worth it. And the rest of the trail to Edworthy falls and tombstone was a great hike.

2 months ago

very easy and accessible for anyone

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I finished our week near Banff with this hike. Did 60+ miles this week. This hike was steep in two parts. The first bit to Elbow lake and the last bit from Tombstone campground to the lake are quite steep, but easy to climb (not slippery, etc). Don't miss the waterfall that is about halfway to the campground (as others have mentioned). There is a nicely made rock pile to mark the trail to it. The trail from the Tombstone campground to the lake had minimal traffic (on a Saturday), and there are portions that seem very isolated and have good bear habitat. Make noise. The lake is an amazing place. Bring your fly rod and some dry flies. The cutthroat trout were surfacing constantly while we ate lunch. Maybe the most tranquil place I visited this week.

3 months ago

Randomly found this little gem on a day drive of the Kananaskis Trail and walked up to Elbow Lake. Plan to return to camp here and trek further up to Tombstone. Met a couple guys on the trail with skis and a snowboard who had hiked up to the glacier to ride it down in July!!!

3 months ago

It was great hiking! Love it!

backpacking
4 months ago

Always a favourite spot! Elbow Lake is beautiful and a great place to camp!

4 months ago

4 months ago

It was raining when I was there last time but still amazing. Will go again.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

A friend and I and our children (5,3, and 1) only went as far as the lake. Good trek in! Will be doing again and one day make it all the way to tombstone!

4 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 18/16 -Only did the short hike to Elbow Lake. It was a bit steep going up and slippery because of the snow going down, but lead to the beautiful lake with brilliant turquoise water! Walked around the campground near the lake.