About this Trail
The climb up Mount Galwey is often described as the “easiest difficult hike in Waterton Park.” At 7,799 feet (2,377 meters) the mountain takes about 6 hours to summit, but it’s usually free of snow in the spring – which makes it an excellent early season excursion. Views from the top are fantastic and the route itself is easy to access.
Start at Coppermine Creek parking area – the trailhead is clearly marked. The ridge connects to the base of the mountain via a scree path that cuts across diagonally to the west. You’ll notice a mushroom shaped formation near the base of the peak and a gap in the ridge that offers a wonderful view of the distant prairie.
ElevationGain - 960 m Maximum - 7700
Drive Red Rock Canyon Road for 7.8 km to Coppermine Creek picnic area