Nihahi Ridge
2545m (8350ft.)

Located east of Nihahi Creek and west of Ford Creek and Trail Creek; north of Little Elbow River Valley. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 51; 25 Longitude 114; 55; 40, Topo map 82J/15

Panorama viewpoint: Priddis. Can be seen from Highway 66

Named in 1922. "Nihahi" is the Stoney Indian word for "rocky." Official name.

Photo: Looking northwest to Nihahi Ridge from Hwy. #66 at Little Elbow campground
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southwest to Nihahi Ridge from the Powderface Ridge Trail

From the prairies and foothills the cliffs of this seven km long ridge show up in the foreground of views of higher peaks beyond.

*A hiking route to the summit is described in Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2.

For a panoramic view from the summit of Nihahi Ridge visit

Scrambling Routes
A traverse with moderate scrambling. The south end of Nihahi Ridge is a popular hike, but of the myriad hikers who set off, few parties undertake the entire 7 km-long traverse. When dry, much of this trip is merely traipsing along a breezy, rocky ridge, but occasional slabby places and short sections of downclimbing add challenge too. The view includes foothills, prairies and bigger peaks in the Kananaskis Front Ranges. This ridge is often in condition by late May and for a season starter, it's worth the effort at least once. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 132

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