Upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot located in Peter Lougheed Provincial
170 kms west of Calgary.
This and unofficial unmarked trail that can be
found near the south east end of Hidden Lake.
page for directions to
Hidden Lake. Once
work your way towards the south east
corner of the lake looking for two large leaning spruce trees
forming what looks like a tall
pointed arch over a well worn trail.
This is the trail that leads to
Fossil Falls and Aster Lake. This
trail is a real grind and not much better than a bushwhack. Its unrelenting with mud,
steep slopes and
Continue up the trail for an hour or
so until you arrive at tree line. From here
the trail forks left towards the
headwall below Aster Lake and right
towards Fossil Falls. Views of
Fossil Falls, Hidden Lake,
Upper Kananaskis Lake and Mount
Invincible are unforgettable. You
can now clearly hear the sound of
the waterfall and see the mist
rising around it's base. This is
a nice spot to stop for lunch. You
can reach the base of the falls by
working your way left along the talus
Local campgrounds include
Mount Kidd. Trailheads to
Elbow Lake to
Rawson Lake are all located near here. You are in bear country.