Crowfoot Mountain

Photo of Crowfoot Mountain
Photo uploaded by theyogiclimber

Crowfoot Mountain is located in Banff National Park in the Waputik Range. It is situated north of Hector Lake, south of Bow Lake, and east of the Wapta Icefield at the northern end of the Bow River Valley. The spine of the Continental Divide is less than 2 km to the west of this bulky mountain. The scenic Icefields Parkway passes to the east of Crowfoot Mountain and its three summits can be seen from many vantage points along the highway. A highway pullout near Bow Lake provides a classic view of the Crowfoot Glacier on the northeast slope from which the mountain derived its name. This glacier has receded since its naming in the late 1800's and today only two of the three toes of the crow's foot remain visible. However it remains one of the most photographed mountains in the Canadian Rockies and it can be found on many calendar and postcard images.

Elevation (feet): 10,007
Elevation (meters): 3,050
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.62537
Longitude: -116.434307
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1950
First successful climber(s): E. Cromwell (Mr & Mrs)
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are currently no Crowfoot Mountain trip reports! You can be the first to submit one!