Crowfoot Mountain
3050m (10007ft.)

Located south of Bow Lake and west of Crowfoot Glacier. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 37; 35 Longitude 116; 26; 00, Topo map 82N/09

Panorama viewpoint: Bow Lake. Can be seen from Highways 1 and 93N

Named in 1959. The mountain stands to the west of Crowfoot Glacier which was named for the glacier which resembles a crow's foot. Official name.

First ascended in 1950 by Mr. and Mrs. E. Cromwell

Photo: Crowfoot Mountain from north of Bow Lake on the Icefields Parkway
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Photo: Crowfoot Glacier and the southern summit of Crowfoot Mountain from the northeast on Highway #93 at Bow Lake

Crowfoot Mountain lies to the west and south of Bow Lake, the highest (southernmost) of its three peaks rising above Crowfoot Glacier. The mountain, glacier, and high pass to the west of Bow Peak were not named to honour the great native leader who, trusting in the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, signed Treaty #7. Rather the name’s origin derives from the lower part of the glacier that formerly had the shape of a crow's foot. A viewpoint south of the southern end of Bow Lake provides an opportunity to see what remains of the crow's foot. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, this and all the glaciers in the Rockies have receded considerably and the resemblance to a crow's foot is not as obvious as it was. The viewpoint is also an excellent one from which to admire the wide cliffs below the ridge that leads to the southern summit of Crowfoot Mountain.
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