This is a long access route to the Cauldron Glacier area of the Northern Purcells, in winter the 39km access is easier via snowmobile to the bottom of the summer trail.
The trail to the alpine is steep but gives access to some amazing tree skiing in deep powder. Access to the Cauldron Glacier is more complicated via large, steep moraines and heavily crevassed icefalls. In late season the glacier is in better shape for skiing, and is also used by RK Heli-ski operations from time to time.
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From the junction of highway 31, south of Cooper creek, turn north on to the Duncan Creek Forest Service road. At 12km turn right on to Glacier Creek road and follow it for 23km. Take the right fork near a second bridge at the end of the valley. After another 4km there is a trailhead to your left at a parking area. Trail starts here, 4km and 700 meters gain to treeline.
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