Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elbow Lake

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

This is a steep trail (old road) to Elbow Lake and the Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground. Beyond Elbow Lake, the trail connects to the Big Elbow Trail. The trail provide access to excellent biking trails in eastern Kananaskis Country. Elbow Lake is the only trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that allows equestrian use. Watch for horses on the trail.


Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Tombstone Backcountry and Equestrian Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Length 1.4 km one-way
Elevation: 120 m / 400 ft
Group Size Limit: 35 (Permit information)
Summer biking/cycling,hiking,horseback riding Biking/Cycling Hiking Horseback Riding
Trail Map Sheep Valley Trails Map
Spray Valley & Peter Lougheed Map (Geo Referenced)
Trail Report: Peter Lougheed
Trails: Peter Lougheed | Kananaskis Country | All Parks
Updated: Dec 1, 2023