Galatea Lakes Trail to Guinn's Pass, Ribbon Creek, and Kovach Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Galatea Lakes Trail to Guinn's Pass, Ribbon Creek, and Kovach Trail is a 24.6 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, birding, and backpacking and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
24.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1750 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Best done with two nights but can be done with one or even three. Lillian lake, Ribbon lake and Ribbon falls are all great campsites. Plenty of opportunities to extend or shorten trip.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
3 months ago

This was my first backpacking trip so it's been a number of years since I've done it, however this was a great overnighter. We did this one in reverse to what it says here on AllTrails. We trekked starting at the Ribbon Creek side which is flat and straightforward for the majority of it until you get to a cliff wall. You use chains to assist you up the wall and then you can continue onward to Ribbon Lake. We spent a night here and then continued down through beautiful Guinn's Pass, down to the end of Galatea Lakes Trail off of Highway 40. Guinn's pass was tiring going down, but worth it for the views.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

trail was snowy and icy towards the top.