Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

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This steep trail leads to a fragile alpine meadow and a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Stay on the trail to protect the environment. The trailhead at Highwood Meadows Day Use area is near the top of the highest paved pass in Canada and you follow Highwood Meadows Interpretive Trail prior to crossing Highway 40 to begin the ascent. 

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Length:4.5 km
Elevation Profile210 m / 700 ft m
Type:Interpretive Trail
Loop
Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
SummerHikingInterpretive Hiking
Winter
Trail Map Ptarmigan Cirque Trail Interpretive Pamphlet
Trail Report:Peter Lougheed
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Oct 26, 2022