Calgary, Alberta: Healy Pass

This 3-day backpacking tour of Banff National Park offers outstanding mountain views, plentiful wildlife, and scenic meadows full of summer wildflowers.
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This 3-day backpacking tour of Banff National Park offers outstanding mountain views, plentiful wildlife, and scenic meadows full of summer wildflowers.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 37.3

Waypoints

BNP001

Location: 51.1142768859863, -115.763542175293

Simpson Pass Trail starts behind gondola

BNP002

Location: 51.0847511291504, -115.794326782227

Continue NW on Simpson Pass Trail @ 3-way

BNP003

Location: 51.0866661071777, -115.798606872559

Monarch Viewpoint, fantastic spot for snack break

BNP004

Location: 51.0800704956055, -115.831909179688

Head W @ junction toward Healy Pass

BNP005

Location: 51.0835266113281, -115.850440979004

Follow signs NW toward Healy Pass @ 3-way

BNP006

Location: 51.0963439941406, -115.862518310547

Healy Pass (7,596 ft.), carpeted with wildflowers; descend to NW

BNP007

Location: 51.1085739135742, -115.898162841797

Egypt Lake (E13) Campsite, L after ranger cabin. Day 2: Return to Pharaoh Creek Trail to continue

BNP008

Location: 51.1120300292969, -115.898422241211

Straight @ 3-way on Pharaoh Creek Trail, L leads 1.1 miles to Pharaoh Lake, main trail descends gradually with towering peaks on both sides

BNP009

Location: 51.1676597595215, -115.944725036621

L @ 3-way with Redearth Creek Trail to reach Shadow Lake (RE14) Campsite; visit Shadow Lake Lodge for afternoon tea. Day 3: headed NE on Redearth Creek Trail to CAN 1

BNP010

Location: 51.220531463623, -115.803169250488

Leave car here or call taxi from pay phone to return to Sunshine