Sundance Canyon

Sundance Canyon near Banff, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
10 kms
3hours
easy
Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Banff, AB
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Sundance Canyon is a popular, classic, touristy trail staring from the Cave and Basin parking lot in Banff. It looks like it's been around for a while (one sign was only in (gasp!) miles). You can bike ride the first 4km and there are racks to lock your bikes to at this point.




The first 4km is a walk down a paved trail with all of 20m elevation gain. The first 2.5-3km of which is shared with horsies. Wall to wall (or more accurately nose-to-tail) horses. Several of them are toilet trained. So far so good, great walk for anyone athletic or not, it is also wheelchair accessible.




The next 2.5km get interesting. It is a loop that crosses over the stream and returns down the other side of the canyon. Up you climb through a very scenic and narrow canyon that you share with a stream. Sundance Creek I'm guessing. You gain about 150m of elevation on a steep, narrow and fun path. There are some spectacular views from the top.




You return to the parking lot via the same 4km paved path. If you have packed your roller blades or skateboard, time to mount up.




Great walk with or without the challenging loop at the end.




Great walk, everyone made it out in one piece to enjoy a cold beer in the warm sunshine on the deck of the Banff Rose & Crown.




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Directions:




Banff, Alberta. Drive to the South/West end of Banff Avenue, cross the bridge, turn right, drive 1km to the Cave and Basin Parking lot. Trail starts just to the right side of the entry building (where you can find lattes and washrooms (not necessarily in that order)) as you walk towards it. You do not have to pay / enter the Cave & Basin itself.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By ChrisMarryPosted By: ChrisMarry  - Sun May 19 16:29:10 UTC 2019 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Easy hike mostly on a paved trail so most can do it, accessible. Downside Really busy (bikes, horses, hikers…) and approach not so exciting. Comment Some decent views by the river. I would rather bike it next time and explore the valley passed the canyon. Nice moss forest. Would also be a nice spot for easy trail running.
By slurpeecoolPosted By: slurpeecool  - Fri Aug 15 22:31:37 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside easy family walk Downside busy
By jasondanardPosted By: jasondanard  - Mon Feb 11 22:53:40 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
By HermanaterPosted By: Hermanater  - Thu Nov 01 18:31:01 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Easy to get to. Easy to walk...... Downside too much traffic on the trail.....trucks, horses.... Comment Enjoyed the walk and the company. The beer at the Rose and Crown topped it off.....


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