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Mount Galwey

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The climb up Mount Galwey is often described as the easiest difficult hike in Waterton Park.
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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.

Time

4-7 hours

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation

Gain - 960 m Maximum - 7700

Access

Drive Red Rock Canyon Road for 7.8 km to Coppermine Creek picnic area

Usage

Hiking

Trail Terrain and Surfaces

Scramble

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Paula Reedyk 7/25/2016
Nice climb. Beautiful rocks, moss, views and wildflowers! Do it! Paula and Derryle Reedyk. Summer, 2016.
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