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heart-stoppingly beautiful

It's a different view of the Icefields. The road less traveled. Not for those with agoraphobia... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
meic01
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North Bergen, New Jersey
Sublime & Memorable!

As our guide book said; "If you only have time for one walk, do the Wilcox Pass". Fairly unique... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chris p
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a different view of the Icefields. The road less traveled. Not for those with agoraphobia. … and YET, I hiked it. Towards the end of the hike, I could not look over. And yet I hiked on with my family. The view was out...More

2  Thank meic01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As our guide book said; "If you only have time for one walk, do the Wilcox Pass". Fairly unique amongst Rocky Mtn. walks; you are up above the tree-line very quickly and enjoying views which, somehow, continue to get better and better with each step....More

2  Thank chris p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hike! A little uneven and a few areas pretty steep but manageable. We saw a heard of bighorn sheep past the red chairs view. Highly recommend going further than the red chairs there is a beautiful meadow and amazing views for a little more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking views all the way up and all the way down. So amazing that what you see doesn’t even see real. Hiking shoes needed for sure. Bring a jacket. It’s quite windy near the top. Fantastic!

1  Thank Sceneryseeker60
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We were travelling across the Rockies at the end of May and the area was still with avalanche risk but it was safe to hike up until the red chairs. The first few kms are in the forest and a bit steep in some occasion....More

Thank Celine B
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

One of the best trips on BC area.. A little bit rainy weather, but on ther other hand, almost no people on hike. Beuatifull. Really.

1  Thank Jiri S
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Is it one of the best hikes? Not in my opinion, though I accept I am clearly in the minority on reading most reports below. But time is very valuable when you are on holiday, and I would suggest it could be much better spent...More

5  Thank Tessaanddennis
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Recent cold weather and early season snow made some of our party feel this hike was not worth the effort. But, we had been here before and knew better. The day was fresh, but we soon warmed up as we gained elevation. We passed some...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Wilcox Pass is a real gem. Since you start off a relatively high altitude, it doesn't take long for you to get above the treeline and get into the sub-alpine zone. 45 minutes or so will get you to the pair of red Muskoka chairs...More

1  Thank Allan L
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We'd been advised to consider this hike instead of Parker Ridge as it would be a lot less busy and the views would be at least as good. When we drove past, the Parker Ridge trailhead car-park was pretty full, so we heeded the advice...More

1  Thank RichieRock
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hamonsieur
May 15, 2016|
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Response from 585RalphK | Reviewed this property |
Hi again,spending two hours on this trail is still well worth it you will get high enough in one hour to have an awsome view,that's what my answer said its up and back so you can judge your time avalable ,I just think it's... More
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