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Wilcox Pass

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We did this day hike on our way to Banff from Jasper to break up the drive and stretch out the legs, though in retrospect I would have drove to do this hike regardless. It's a moderate to strenuous ascent to the pass and there are spectacular and breathtaking views of the Athabasca glacier and the Columbia Icefields. We elected... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We combined this 2,5 hour two-way trail with half a day on the Athabasca Glacier (Ice-Walk). It's a steep walk at the start and then the views start while you walk lightly hilly through nice fields with mountains around you.

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Calgary, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We did this hike on a very hot day with a group of friends. Although the uphill climb is long, you are rewarded after you leave the trees, with stupendous views of the Icefields and mountains surrounding you, Half of our group continued on to Tangle Falls and half of us returned to the parking lot after the 4 km.... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This trail was a long drive from Calgary and for me, it really didn't meet the hype of the guidebook. Kind of "meh" compared to other hikes in the area and I was a bit disappointed. I would recommend Cirque Peak instead - much more scenic variety (especially in July when you walk through a massive wildflower meadow) and more... More

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hike up to Wilcox Pass is moderate, and the views across the valley to the glaciers is spectacular. Someone has thoughtfully placed a pair of red nylon chairs at a viewpoint below the high point of the trail, and if you are there strictly for the view, you might stop there because that is about as good as it... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In the Canadian Rockies no one hike is the same. I considered all our hikes to be wonderful, but my husband especially enjoyed the Wilcox Pass. Here are the reasons why, in no particular order: 1. Different landscape at each turn - one minute you're walking through a breezy forested area reminiscent of a New England stroll, the next you're... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great hike that can be completed in a morning or an afternoon. View was amazing at the pass looking down on the Columbian Ice Field. This is not a difficult hike so it was good for my eight year olds to complete. A few things... - It's windy and cool at the top. No matter what the... More

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Amazing scenery and wildlife photo ops.Trail is not very difficult ,and elevation gain easy to handle. Take Your time and don't forget binoculars to scout the area for mountan sheep.

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Missoula, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

On our drive north on the Icefields Parkway, we took a quick late-afternoon walk up the Wilcox Pass trail with its amazing series of vantages on the Athabasca and Dome Glaciers and the Icefields Parkway. Beautiful views off to the south, too. If you are camping at the tiny, tent-only, scenic Icefields Campground below, you might be able to see... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The walk is just south of the Icefields, It climbs quickly through varied terrain and within an hour or so up onto the alpine plateau and allows for some stunning shots of the Glaciers. With the sun still rising when we were up there got some wonderful pictures

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