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 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – September 26, 2017 Cool, wet autumn weather has arrived in the Rockies. Expect fresh snowfall above 1700 metres and wet and muddy trail conditions. Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this fall. WILDFIRES: With the recent wet and cool…

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August 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – August 22, 2017 WILDFIRES: Fire danger ratings in the Rockies are very high and trail closures and campfire bans are in effect. Wildfire smoke is occurring along much of the GDT and is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. Read wildfire updates regularly and be cautious out there.…

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July 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – July 29, 2017 Summer is in full swing on the Great Divide which means alpine wildflowers are blooming and wildfires are burning in some areas. Trails are mostly bare and dry, with some snow patches at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow and ice melt…

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November 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – November 1, 2016 Winter is coming! Fresh snow has fallen on most of the GDT. Expect snow at higher elevations with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent rainfall or snow melt. Nighttime and morning temperatures are below freezing,…

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October 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – October 14, 2016 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Fresh snow has fallen on most of the GDT. Expect snow above 1500 metres with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent rainfall or snow melt.…

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September 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – September 22, 2016 Fall is here and that means shorter days and quickly changing weather conditions in the mountains. Temperatures are dropping below freezing, and fresh snow has fallen and started to accumulate at higher elevations. Most trails have wet and muddy sections in areas with recent…

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August 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – August 29, 2016 Trails are mostly in good condition, bare and dry with some muddy sections in areas with recent rainfall or snowfall (yes, snow has fallen at higher elevations in the north!). BEAR WARNINGS: It’s berry season on the GDT which increases the chances of running into a…

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July 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – July 29, 2016 Wildflowers are blooming! Trails are mostly bare and dry with some muddy sections in areas with recent rainfall. WATERTON HIKER SHUTTLE SERVICE: Due to the construction at Cameron Lake Day-Use Area from April to November 2016, the Cameron Lake Day-Use Area and Akamina Parkway are closed…

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June 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – June 29, 2016 Wildflowers are blooming! Most of the snow from the freak snowstorm last week has melted and trails are mostly bare and dry with patches of snow lingering at higher elevations. Warm daytime temperatures means the snow is melting quickly and creating muddy and slippery conditions. WATERTON HIKER…

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Spring 2016 Trail and Road Conditions Update

Trail Conditions Update – April 30, 2016 Spring is in the air! This is transition time on the GDT. Hiking trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy, while trails at higher elevation remain snowbound with potential avalanche risk. Trails can be icy in the…

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