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Loudon Creek Hike or Bike

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Level: Easy Time/Dist: 2 to 3 hours / 6.5K return Elevation Gain: 60m

Trailhead: Park at the Siffleur Falls parking lot next to the David Thompson Highway (#11) 210kms west of Rocky Mountain House. 4.5 hour drive from Edmonton, 3.5 hours from Calgary. If you're traveling from Calgary, the route through the National Parks is shorter than heading through Rocky Mountain House.

Description: Follow the well worn Siffleur Falls trail towards the North Saskatchewan River. Cross the suspension bridge over the north Saskatchewan River then follow the long wooden boardwalk. This area is very dry and sensitive to wind erosion. Over time, one footprint can lead to a large wind blown hole. Once you reach the end of the wooden boardwalk turn right and follow an old dirt road until you reach Loudon Creek. From here you can follow Loudon Creek downstream to where it enters the North Saskatchewan River. If you're on a bike you can continue on and ride all the way to the Warden Station in Banff National Park near the Saskatchewan River Crossing. The trail is no longer maintained past Loudon Creek so expect lots of deadfall and small creek fords. Loudon Creek is situated on the Kootenay Plains. This area was once home to the Kootenay Indians.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Rampart Creek, Thompson Creek, Two O'clock Creek and Crescent Falls Campground. Trailheads to Alexandra's Henry's Trail, Big Whirlpool, Glacier Lake, Kinglet Lake, Icefalls Two O'clock Creek, Sunset Lookout, Owen Creek, Michelle Lakes, Siffleur Falls, Tuff Puff, Two O'clock Ridge, Coral Ridge, Vision Quest, Hoodoo Creek, Allstones Creek, Allstones Lake, Crescent Falls, Siffleur Falls, are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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  Wooden Boardwalk
   
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