Trail and Road Conditions

Trail and road conditions are monitored by the GDTA but much of this information is crowd-sourced and depends on trail user contributions. Please report trail conditions via email.


September 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 11, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors…

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August 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Racehorse Shoulder

Trail Conditions Update – August 28, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors…

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July 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Tornado Saddle

Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors is…

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June 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 29, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. With provincial and national parks re-opened, staying…

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Spring 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Naiset Huts at Mt. Assiniboine

While Alberta and British Columbia cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. With provincial and national parks re-opening, staying active in the outdoors is an…

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Winter 2019/20 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 26, 2019 Winter conditions are here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is accumulating so expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions. Boots, hiking poles, snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for winter conditions and short days when travelling…

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October 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 25, 2019 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on much of the GDT and is starting to accumulate at higher elevations. Expect wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Heavy boots or cleats and poles are recommended. Nighttime and early…

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September 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 19, 2019 Fall weather has arrived in the Rockies and that means autumn colours! Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections during periods of rain. Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this month. ELK…

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August 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Wonder Pass

Trail Conditions Update – August 21, 2019 Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections during periods of rain. Warm weather means rapid melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so attempt to ford larger creeks early in the…

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July 2019 Trail and Road Conditions

Wildflowers

Trail Conditions Update – July 24, 2019 Alpine wildflowers are blooming! Trail conditions are improving quickly but expect some wet and muddy sections and snow patches lingering at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so attempt to…

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