Ptarmigan Cirque

EASY 72 reviews

Ptarmigan Cirque is a 4.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
387 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

off the hwy 1 at nakoda storny casino junction to hwy 40. driving to shouth about 40min you can get high wood pass. right after high wood pass you will see parking spot on right hand side (west side) you can also access to pocaterra tarn and even farther from parking lot.

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7 days ago

Went on a thursday early morning so wasn't very busy. Incline for the first half of the loop but amazing views. Saw some sheep up by the cirque.

hiking
9 days ago

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9 days ago

I would say it was a busy trail with lots of kids. I would also call the steeper trail with switchbacks moderate. I brought my dog and he found it awkward in a couple of spots mainly due to his size, passing on the trail with a Great Dane was difficult at times due to size and allowable space on the trail

10 days ago

Beautiful scenery but a little too busy. Too many kids throwing rocks and yelling.

Beautiful! So different!!

hiking
12 days ago

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hiking
12 days ago

This was a beautiful hike!!! Scenic all the way around. I however wouldn't rate it as easy the first half has a lot of incline. I was out of breath quite a bit...for avid hikers it could be easy. :) paths are nice and defined I recommend taking poles for the descent down especially if you have sensitive knees.
I definitely will do this again...a Favourite now!

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13 days ago

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16 days ago

An easy hike to take along the kids and pets who like long walks. The only disadvantage is that it gets crowded - so get there early!

hiking
18 days ago

Pretty easy hike with some lovely views. Beautiful wildflowers throughout the hike and lots of Ground Squirrels and Pika's to be heard and seen. Great for the dogs as there is running water.

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19 days ago

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