Friday, June 28, 2013

Southern Alberta Flood -- Trail Update June 28, 2013

Some updates to yesterday's post about hiking, road and campground closures:

Banff has reopened a lot of areas in the past 24 hours!

Most useful is the excellent new Banff National Park flood update page. This page lists highway conditions (currently 4 lanes open through all of the park, with some detours in place), local road updates (most local roads open, Sunshine Road and parts of the Bow Valley Parkway are closed), campground updates (too many to list, check site for updates), backcountry camping, and hiking and cycling trails (again, too many to list, check site and trail updates).

Check the site often for updated information.

Lake Minnewanka Loop is now open, with many restrictions including Bankhead and some camping areas. Johnston Canyon has also reopened, along with campgrounds in the area.

Parks Canada has also made the following closures official:

Banff Legacy Trail

Fenland Trail

Sundance Canyon Loop

Meanwhile Kananaskis also has some updates:

Alberta Parks has ceased their trail updates and instead posted a notice about trail damage, clean up and volunteer information. This site will be updated as more info is available.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is open, with some trails closed due to flood damage.

Detailed look at access within Fish Creek Provincial Park .

And in case it was in doubt, Bragg Creek Provincial Park is also closed.

 @TourismCanmore tweeted that Grassi Lakes trail has now reopened. The Alberta Parks site adds that access beyond the Day Use Lakes portion is closed to all.

All other sites, please refer back to yesterday's post.

Happy long weekend all!

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