The Mount Allan Summit - Tribute Cache was placed at the summit of Mount Allan as a small way of acknowledging the sacrifice of the many Canadian Veterans who have served our country domestically and internationally.
View to the East
The Mount Allan Summit - Tribute Cache is a regular sized square LnL type container with a logbook, pencils, and a geocaching.com cache note. The cache was placed on a brilliant day with abundant blue skies and little wind.
Conglomerate Rock Pinnacles on the Way to the Summit
Come out and enjoy the many amazing viewpoints along this truly fine trail - apparently the highest maintained hiking trail in Canada.
Centennial Ridge – Mount Allan Trail
Distance: 17+ km return.
Elevation gain: 1400+ metres.
Time: 9 hours return.
This trail is closed from April 1 to June 21 for wildlife management.
Location: From Canmore, drive 35 km east on Highway 1 towards Calgary to the Highway 40 exit and drive south into Kananaskis Country. The trailhead is 23 km. south at the Ribbon Creek Day Use Area near Kananaskis Village.
This trail offers some of the best views of any trail in this area. Constructed by Calgary's Rocky Mountain Ramblers to celebrate Canada's Centennial in 1967, it's the highest maintained trail in Canada. At the sign in the Ribbon Creek parking lot, go north on Hidden Trail. After hiking about 200 meters, tum left and start the long climb to Centennial Ridge. The views are well worth it. Don't forget to bring your camera!
The Mount Allan/Centennial Ridge Trail climbs up to the southeast and follows a ridge to the summit of Mount Allan (2819 m). The high point on the ridge before it dips and then ascends to Mount Allan is called Olympic Summit in honour of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The alpine skiing events for those games were held on the slopes on what is now the Nakiska ski area.
N.B. Visitors are reminded that Kananaskis Country is bear country - please take the proper precautions when travelling in bear country by carrying bear spray and making lots of noise - thanks for being cautious in the backcountry!