Coliseum Mountain Guided Hike

This challenging hike takes the adventurous guest to the top of Coliseum Mountain, providing 360 degree views towards the Rockies and Foothills and down over Nordegg. This summit is more accessible than others because of the great switchbacks that make the elevation gain manageable.

This is a more challenging hike with some short steep sections along the way.  The hike is approximately 13 km long with an elevation gain of 700 metres.

This hike appeals most to curious adventurers who have prior experience hiking easier trails and are looking to elevate that experience to the next level. They are looking for an opportunity to connect with the area, challenge themselves and enjoy the rewards.

The Journey

We’ll be updating this section once the stories are completed.

The Adventure Package

All the documents are available in Google Drive. The map is available on GAIA GPS.

Tour Summary

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The Itinerary

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The Itinerary Map

The printer-friendly version is available here. The detailed itinerary map will be available once the stories are completed.

The Stories

This hike is about traveling through the forest and breaking out to big views high above Nordegg and out across the Foothills and Rockies.

Key Stories

  • “Martin Nordegg, Nordegg townsite and coal mining.
  • Geology of Foothills and Rockies.”

Supporting Stories

  • Supporting Stories
  • Boreal forest.
  • Fire tower.
  • Shunda Mountain

The Adventure Stories

  • Cliff safety

We’ll be updating this section once the destination stories are completed.

The Checklist

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The Risk Management Plans

There are 3 of the risk management plans that apply to this tour:

More information on the risk management plans and safety kits is available here.