Grizzly Peak (Alberta)
2545m (8350ft.)

Located in the Kananaskis River Valley south of Grizzly Creek; 2 km west of Mount Evan-Thomas. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 45; 40 Longitude 115; 07; 00, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Naming: The peak takes its name from nearby Grizzly Creek. Unofficial name.

Photo: Looking southeast to Grizzly Peak from Highway #40 (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)
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Other Information
Photo: Looking north to Grizzly Peak from Highway #40

Note that there is a Grizzly Peak in British Columbia in the Elk Valley.

Opal Ridge, Grizzly Peak, Mount Wintour and Gap Mountain are part of a high ridge that lies to the west of the main Opal Range.

Scrambling Routes
An easy scramble via south and east slopes. This small summit sitting by Grizzly Creek is unnamed on maps, but Grizzly Peak bears inclusion for accessibility and the view alone. West of Mount Evan-Thomas and beside the road, it offers an outstanding view of the Kananaskis Valley, vertically-tilted Opal Range summits and the Elk Pass area. Sitting right above Kananaskis Trail, the steep, slabby west aspect looks daunting and reveals nothing of the easier backside. That side can be seen from a few kilometres farther south or along the south end of Smith-Dorrien Road. Sheep trails offer a reasonable approach. Try from about mid-June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 150

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