Super8 Rocky Mountn House
4401 41ST Avenue, Rocky Mountain House, AB, TOJ 10
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Abraham Lake reservoir
closeup view, Tree is about 1 meter in diameter
Blue waters of the North Saskatchewan
Old coal cars at Nordegg Museum
Travel Tips for Rocky Mountain House
Into the wild
Some of the most beautiful and pristine forrest, wildlife and mountain territory lies just west of town. Load up a quad or a couple of dirtbikes into the back of a truck, bring your tent, sleeping bag and fishing pole and disappear for a few days. I miss some of the great hiking, fishing and camping trips my friends and i used to take.
Map of Whirlpool Point
The North Saskatchewan river makes a 90 degree bend just before it empties into Abraham Lake. Be very cautious on this lake, the winds coming through this gap in the Rockies can whip up very dangerous waves on this large lake / reservoir. Due to drawdown during the winter, the lake level can vary by as much as 10 meters or more with the highest level being in late fall and the lowest in late spring.
The lake and river take on a turquoise colour typical of glacial-fed waters because of the fine particles of rock flour suspended in the water.
Everything here is off the beaten path
The only real reason to come to this town is for off the beaten path activites. The surrounding area has some killer mountain and dirtbiking as well as camping, hiking, fishing and anything outdoors. There is no one off the beaten track place for any of these activities. Like i said before, befriend a local and get them to be your guide. It's really about the only way to do anything, but it's definitly worth it. You won't do stuff like this hardly anywhere else. The majority of locals know some of the real gem spots in the surrounding area and are pretty much the only way of experiencing them.
The lofty crags of Mount Wilson
As you approach Saskatchewan Crossing on Highway 11 or the Icefield Parkway Highway 93, one of the most impressive mountains in this area shoulders up on your right...Mount Wilson. Its huge bulk is a mountain range in itself, with massive buttresses, and mist-shrouded pinnacles and crags that tower more than a mile above you. I dont know if any of these lofty spires have ever been climbed, but surely they must be some of the most formidable challenges to climbers in this area. On the northeast flank of the mountain there is also a large glacier, out of sight from the highway. At 3260 meters or 10,695 feet, it's the 59th highest mountain in Alberta. It was named for Tom Wilson, explorer, guide and outfitter
The best vantage point to view the mountain crags is at Rampart Creek (aptly named), about 6 km north of Saskatchewan Crossing. There is a pull-out where you can park and stretch you neck.
Rocky Mountain House
Rocky Mountain House is a small town nestled between the foothills of the Rockies and the great praries. I wouldn't say that there's anything special to see here, but there's lots to do if you're into backcountry activities.
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