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Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint

Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, British Columbia

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  • Toad River bridge crossing. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Toad River near sunrise. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Gravel access road. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Access road leading up toward the viewpoint- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Autumn color.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Looking back toward Alaska Highway.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Nearing the top.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • At the viewpoint leaving the parking area. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Alpine hiking.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • View looking east. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Panoramic views.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Staring off toward Nonda Peak. - Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • First dusting of snow in September.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
  • Information signage near the trailhead entrance.- Nonda Radio Tower Viewpoint
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Pros: 
Mountain views. Hiking options. Wildflowers. Wildlife.
Cons: 
Gravel road not advised for low clearance vehicles.
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Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, BC
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 15 to October 15
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Perhaps one of the easiest ways to access the alpine and high mountain wilderness that encompasses the northern Rocky Mountains is the Nonda Creek Corridor motorized route. This gravel access road leads up to a stunning viewpoint atop a radio tower site, and it sits on the eastern fringe of Muncho Lake Provincial Park. The area is a popular destination for photographers because of the fantastic views, great light, and the fact that one does not have to veer far from the vehicle to access the rugged and beautiful landscapes of the Muskwa-Kechika Management area. 

The full-sized four-wheel drive route is 25 kilometers in length, and it can be accessed via the Alaska Highway at mile 409. Traveling north on the Alaska Highway, turn right less than 1 kilometer past the Muncho Lake Provincial Park entrance sign. A short distance from the entrance, there will be a wooden Bailey-style bridge that crosses the Toad River to ensure you are on the right path. Stay right after coming upon a split in the road. The route continues to travel northward past a few low-lying areas, a series of small lakes, and it occasionally parallels Nonda Creek before ascending up into the valley ahead. 

The trail will lead up a series of switchbacks as it starts the final ascent to the top of a viewpoint overlooking Nonda Peak and the Toad River Valley below. High clearance or four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended because the road can become fairly rough with little room for turning around. RV or trailer traffic is not advised. 

From the radio tower viewpoint there is great potential for alpine hiking, wildflower viewing, or spotting stone sheep and other wildlife grazing in the hillsides and valleys below. 

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