Mt. Cautley ridgewalk (includes Gibraltar Rock and Cascade Rock)
Editor's note - This trail is in B.C., however, the usual access route is from Canmore via Kananaskis (see 'Directions' below).
Mount Cautley (9,414 ft) can be summitted as a dayhike from Lake Magog in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park. In my opinion, one of the better ridgewalks in the Canadian Rockies... simply beautiful! Plus, by staying at the Naiset Huts, we were able to look up at the towering walls above the valley and plan our route from just outside the communal kitchen hut.
Ascending Mount Cautley from the Huts requires some routefinding and some minor bushwhacking to get to the ridge. The ridge is a bit of a slog, picking your route upwards via the scree covered west facing slopes . Most likely you will be able to find to find a hiker's trail along the way that switchbacks upwards (or alternatively, you could work your way straight up).
Along the way, it is also possible to follow the adjoining ridges to check out a couple of interesting features - Gibraltar and Cascade Rock(s) - which give great views of the wide open valleys to the east side of ridge.
There are also a number of easy descent routes that can be found off of Cautley; following the ridge south, there are some good scree running opportunities, which should get you down to the valley bottom in no time flat.
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