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Ryan Dickie | 09.22.2018

When traveling the Alaska Highway, there are very few areas throughout that offer a greater abundance of hiking and adventure options than the Northern Rockies. Once you leave Fort Nelson, heading north will find you clambering into Stone Mountain Provincial Park and winding your way across mountainous valleys before entering beautiful Muncho Lake Provincial Park. Although this section of highway is relatively short and can be done in a matter of a few hours, there are many good reasons to stay and enjoy some of what the Northern Rockies has to offer. Here is a list of some of the can't miss hiking trails that can be found along the Alaska Highway. 

Mount St. Paul via Summit Peak Trail | 8.5 kilometers 

This poplar day-hike features a steady gain in elevation as it climbs to the summit of Mount St. George, where hikers will enjoy expansive and panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and the foothills to the east. 

Flower Springs Trail | 16.3 kilometers

A great hiking option for those looking for a bit of diversity. This trail leads into a set of three lakes in an alpine setting teeming with wildflower blooms and mountain caribou. A great option for photographers. 

Mount St. George via Summit Tower Trail | 17.3 kilometers

Perhaps the most rewarding day-hike in the Northern Rockies. This trail begins with a gentle climb up a service road before veering off to the base of Mount St. George. One of the most recognizable peaks along the Alaska Highway, heading up to the summit generates phenomenal views of the surrounding Stone Mountain Provincial Park and beyond. 

Stone Sheep Trail | 5.0 kilometers

For those looking for a shorter option with some interesting rock formations, Stone Sheep Trail is a good place to go. The trail heads up a stone walled canyon with a series of erosion pillars that are sure to catch the eye. Keep an eye out for stone sheep along this popular option in Muncho Lake Provincial Park. 

Baba Canyon Trail | 7.5 kilometers

A nice option for anyone looking to explore a mountainous stream with a series of waterfalls. The trail ascends up a creek bed passing by several small falls and wildflower blooms in the summer, and it is a popular hangout for Stone Sheep. A photographer's paradise. 

 

Before you start your adventure, pick up a copy of the Tourism Northern Rockies Hiking and Trail Guide at the Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre. This will be your best resources for everything adventure related in the Northern Rockies, and will ensure you are well prepared for your time in the wilderness.

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