Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Stoney 22.5 km one-way Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Aspen (Summer) 1.8 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Bill Milne (Winter) 9.7 km total one-way for complete Bill Milne Trail Winter E-bikes Fat Biking OHVing Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Coal Mine (Summer) 2.3 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Evan-Thomas Fire Road (Winter)

Bridge washed out over Evan-Thomas Creek. 

1.6 to Wedge Connector km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Cross Country Skiing Warning
Hay Meadow (Winter)

An ice flow exists on the northern section of this trail due to an ice jam on the Kananaskis River. This section of trail will be difficult to pass and is not recommended.

1.5 km one-way Winter Hiking Hiking Cross Country Skiing Warning
High Level (Winter) 1.4 km one-way Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Kovach (Winter) 5.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Link (Winter)

Shared trail by all winter users. Non-skiers must stay off set tracks.

0.8 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Ribbon Creek (Summer)
  • Chains at the Ribbon Lake Headwall have been replaced with Steel cables and rungs. 
  • Note: Bikes permitted on first 4 km of trail ONLY.
  • Animals feeding on carcass in the area. 
9.1 km one-way to Ribbon Falls or 10.1 km one-way to Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground Summer E-bikes Hiking OHVing Closed
Ribbon Creek Snowshoe

 Section of Ribbon Creek between parking lot and Ribbon Creek ski trail closed due to predators feeding on a carcass. 

3.7 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Closed
Ribbon Creek (Winter)

Many early season hazards exist for skiers, including rocks and brush, as well as a very large rock that pulled out of the back slope and onto the trail. Skiing not recommended at this time. 

2.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Warning
Ruthie's 0.4 km Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass (Summer) From Ribbon: 10.2 km to Skogan Pass, 19.4 km to Wind Valley Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Skogan Pass Loop (Winter)

Nov 8: Groomed with 15-50 cm settled snow. Expect early season conditions with potential for hazards just below the snow.

2.7 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass Lower (Winter)

Nov 8: Groomed with 15-50 cm settled snow. Expect early season conditions with potential for hazards just below the snow.

* Short section of trail between Hidden trail and Mt. Allen drive is shared use in the winter. Beyond this the trail is for skiers only in winter. *

1.7 km to the junction of Ruthie's Trail Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Skogan Pass Upper (Winter)

Nov 8: Groomed with 15-50 cm settled snow. Expect early season conditions with potential for hazards just below the snow. Trackset above the high level junction.

5.9 km from Ruthie's Trail to the upper junction of Skogan Pass Loop Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Sunburst 1.2 km one-way Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Terrace Link (Winter) 1.0 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Terrace North (Winter)

Only the lower 100 meters of trail is shared with other winter users. 

 

 

9.5 km one-way Winter E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Troll Falls 1.7 km one-way Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Open
Village Snowshoe Loop

Nov 22nd -  south portion groomed, expect shallow snowpack with early season hazards

3 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Village Rim 1.3 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Centennial Ridge (Winter) 0.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Aspen-Terrace Short Loop (Winter)

Nov 22nd - groomed, expect shallow snowpack with early season hazards

2.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Aspen-Terrace Long Loop (Winter)

Nov 22nd - groomed, expect shallow snowpack with early season hazards

4.1 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Mine Meadow (Winter)

Nov 22nd - groomed, expect shallow snowpack with early season hazards

1.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Shinrin

Nov 16th - snow machine packed, shallow snow pack, watch for hazards

1.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Studless

Nov 22nd - groomed, expect shallow snowpack with early season hazards

0.4 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Upper Troll Falls 0.9 km out and back Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Bill Milne (Summer) 9.7 km one-way Summer E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Aspen (Winter) 1.8 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Coal Mine (Winter)

Shared trail with all winter users. All uphill traffic should stay to the right.

2.3 km one-way Winter Fat Biking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Evan-Thomas Fire Road (Summer) 14 km one-way to the pass Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Hay Meadow (Summer) 1.5 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
High Level (Summer) 1.4 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Kovach (Summer) 5.1 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Link (Summer) 0.8 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Terrace Link (Summer) 1.0 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open

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