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Bow Valley Highline Trail Car Dropoff

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Bow Valley Highline Trail Car Dropoff

We are planning to hike the Bow valley highline trail during our stay in July (spending a couple of nights at Shadow Lake Lodge along the way). What is the easiest way to arrange a pick-up at the exit from the trail? We are thinking of parking our car at the Arnica Lake trailhead and taking a taxi back to sunshine ski area to start the hike, but there must be a better way! Is there a shuttle or bus or some other option?

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Banff, Canada
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1. Re: Bow Valley Highline Trail Car Dropoff

Sorry, there is no trailhead transit yet, although we are hoping to have that in the future.

Houston
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reviews: 33
2. Re: Bow Valley Highline Trail Car Dropoff

In case someone should happen upon this with the same question, we never did find a reasonably priced shuttle solution so we ended up renting a second car for a few days and, crazy as it sounds, it was more cost effective and much more convenient than the only other option we could find which was Banff Taxi services. We picked up the second car in Banff and dropped it at the parking lot by the trailhead where we planned arrive a few days later. We then drove out to Sunshine meadows with our original rental car and gear and started our hike from there. It cost $175 CAD for the 5 day rental but that was still less expensive.

Banff, Canada
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3. Re: Bow Valley Highline Trail Car Dropoff

That was very creative! Thanks for sharing your solution.

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