Another Great Hike Idea for a Hot Day!

Check out Jura Creek and Canyon out on Hwy #1A just 2.4 km east of Exshaw – park on the south side of the highway at the Greymont cement plant entrance. You’ll see the dirt trail directly across the road that leads up and into the cool, watery canyon. Wear sturdy sandals to enjoy sloshing, rock hopping and crossing log jams up through the creek as you head into a pretty little valley. Near the end of the trail, keep right.  Where the trail seems to end you can climb a small steep bouldery section and see ancient first nations pictographs there. A new favourite of ours. Kids and dogs love it too! (2-4 hrs, 7 km round trip, easy, no elevation gain). >DS

The start of the creek leading into the canyon

Canyon fun.

Wading up the canyon

Trailhead across the highway from where you park

Time for Chester??

Want to do a moderate hike that’ll take you breath away and indulge your inner flower power passions? Ok then, Chester Lake is in full bloom now and literally is a must do while visiting over the next few weeks. Grab my Out’n About – a fun and friendly guide to Banff & Canmore book available in most book and sports stores and many premier resorts and hotels in the area and GO!!  >DS

Chester Lake views

Johnston Canyon Photo Ops

It was a great day to visit Johnston Canyon today. The water flow is amazing, the crowds still relatively light and the weekend might be your last opportunity to enjoy it before the summer season starts in full swing. See you Out’n About! >DS