This short trail in Kananaskis Country starts kind of steep through a forest which leads you to Elbow Lake and surrounding peaks. This trail is very popular with activity from mountain bikers, anglers, horseback riders etc.
NTS Map: 082J11
Elevation Gain: 150m (490 ft).
From Hwy 1, turn off the Hwy 40 exit and head south for 61.8 km. Hang a left (east) into the Elbow Pass Day Use Area.
You will see the trailhead in between the two parking lots. The trails goes up then right up a gravel road. The trail eventually levels off before you arrive at the lake.
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Posted By: Flymann
- Wed Aug 20 23:45:22 UTC 2014
QuestionI was told it is legal to use a quad to access Tombstone Lake. Is this true? I would like to haul in some fly fishing equipment etc.ANSWERS are in this forum: Quading and fly fishing
Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Thu May 13 00:52:51 UTC 2010
UpsideA short trail (1.5 km) to a very scenic lake. DownsideAlthough short, the trail climbs steeply all the way. CommentElbow Lake is unique in that it allows people to access a very nice lake and backcountry campground in less than an hours walk from the car. This is ideal for a first backcountry outing.
Posted By: sdecarie
- Mon Oct 01 02:20:20 UTC 2007
UpsideShort trail to a very scenic lake DownsideIt starts out rather steep and is generally up hill most of the way. It's very short about 1.5km from parking to the lake CommentTHis trail can be used to access the Tombstone valley trail, Sheep river trail and the Elbow valley loop.
I added GPS data, contrary to what the map shows I did not go swimming in Elbow lake
Posted By: 26miler
- Sat Aug 05 21:22:12 UTC 2006
CommentA long trail run of 32k to Mist Mtn can be done by starting at Elbow Pass day use area. Take the Elbow Lake trail towards Tombstone Mtn. At the junction stay to the right and follow the Sheep River Trail and go all the way to and over Reckert's Pass. At the pass you will have a great view of the Mist Mtn. Follow trail down back to Hwy 40, on the south side of Highwood Pass. A shuttle drop-off is needed for this run. 32k, can be done in 3-4hr. Lots of elevation gain in a short distance to get to Reckert's Pass.