Ptarmigan Cirque

EASY 35 reviews

Ptarmigan Cirque is a 2.7 mile 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
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1269 feet
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.

1 hour ago

A ton of bang for your buck! Quick elevation gain followed by stunning vistas.

9 hours ago

it was a lot of fun and absolutely gorgeous views !!

6 days ago

8 days ago

Great trail for the whole family. Easy parking, basic bathroom facilities and easy climb. Great views and fun for all.

hiking
8 days ago

15 days ago

i love the trail. I will definitely come back in Fall season.

1 month ago

We will do this trail soon but we drove out there today only to find the road closed and couldn't get there. cyclists told us the road Opens June 15th for the season. kinda wishing that was more clearly stated on this app somewhere.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this hike. LOVE. It's my favourite hike to take friends with kids or new/rookie hikers. Huge view pay offs with only a bit of effort... but still enough effort to feel like something was accomplished. I wish it were a couple kms longer... but apparently you can go in deeper, gunna try that this season!

hiking
2 months ago

This is beautiful hike! We went far past the cirque and up the ridge. Beautiful but was a little unnerving

hiking
4 months ago

I like this hike. I will definitely do this one again in summer. Went with toddler (backpack).

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

A bit of a slog for the first 500m but well worth the effort. Busy trail for a Monday afternoon.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful! Fairly busy trail. Kinda tough on the first leg but worth every minute once you reach the loop. Gorgeous views and family friendly.

9 months ago

9 months ago

LOVE the wildlife! Go early to avoid the crowds!

9 months ago

Lots of people where up there on a long weekend but still a very good hike

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Easy. Beautiful. Recommend this for beginners.

10 months ago