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Mist Mountain Hot Springs

 

Mist Mountain Hot Springs:

-approx 8km round trip to the springs

-Elevation gain: approx 490m (to the hot springs),

-Difficulty: moderate

-Time required: approx 2-3 hours

-quite easy if you know how to use a GPS, otherwise pretty tough.

-Trailhead GPS: 50.52318, -114.884079

-MAP TO GET YOU THERE

Hidden away in the middle of Kananaskis Provincial Park, Just over the BC / Alberta border, you’ll find two tiny hot pools with breathtaking mountain views. Not only are they beautiful, but they’re also the only Southern Albertan undeveloped Hot Spring that you can actually bathe in!

They have a similar vibe to Ram Creek Hot Springs but much smaller (There are two pools that can both fit two people at most) and take a lot more physical effort to get to. You have to hike halfway up a mountain to find Mist Mountain Hot Springs

with a bit of effort. Mist Mountain Hot Springs can be an incredible adventure. Here’s all you need to know about Mist Mountain Hot Springs.

To find the trailhead, head into Kananaskis along highway 40. Coming from Canmore, pass the “Pocaterra Ridge” trailhead and continue a little further. A green ribbon marks the trailhead, tied to a tree and should be easy to find, as there is a pullout with enough parking for a few dozen cars. 50.523181, -114.884079 If you reach the “Picklejar Lakes” trailhead, you’ve comegone too far.

 

 

Use the GPS coordinates above to find the exact starting point. It will be difficult to find without it; Simply park on the side of the road and look for the hole in the trees where the trail begins.

TIP: Enter your GPS coordinates before you enter the backcountry because Once you’re buried in the mountains, there’s no cell service. Mist Mountain Trailhead can also be found in Google Maps if you type it in.

Once you’re out on the trail,, it’s well used and easy to follow

Follow the trail higher until you reach the grassy saddle/meadow. At this point, there is a fork in the road. Take a left and walk around the mountain, roughly maintaining the same elevation.

The hot springs should be obvious from a long way away because you can see the steam coming from them, or you can see the bright orange algae consumed rocks that stand out against the mountains. 

Parts of Highway 40, which is the road you travel through Kananaskis and goes past the trailhead, are CLOSED between December and June, It’s best to visit during the summer months. You could visit during the other months, However, you’d have to cycle or hike 30 kilometres from the park’s entrance to get there.

Also, it probably wouldn’t be warm enough to bother visiting in the winter. There is also quite a big avalanche risk in winter. The path crosses a number of avalanche routes.

Kananaskis Provincial Park is a BIG TIME bear country. You will see more grizzlies in this area than anywhere else in the area. Don’t do this hike without ample bear spray, and ideally, bring a few friends.

If you love hot springs, you know it’s worth the little extra effort to track places like these down! If you Truly like hot springs, Not just the swimming pool style commercial springs you’ll find in Banff, Ainsworth, and Radium, then these will totally be worth adding to your bucket list!

 

Fetured photo and voideo by @wzylouisey Check out their blog Elite Jetsetter its loaded with adventures, and travel ideas from their journeys to over 35 different countries around the world.

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Found some natural hot springs... a nice change from glacier water. 🏊‍♀️
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Some call them hot springs - I call them hot pots ( I have no idea why but I did it all day👌) and now ericbozzy
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Some call them hot springs - I call them hot pots ( I have no idea why but I did it all day👌) and now ericbozzy
calls me "hot pots" & I think that's the funniest thing 🤣
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Something I didn't realize I was missing for a while was this. I took time to "unplug" or do the standard "self care", and relaxed, but I've learned that's not the same as necessarily filling your cup.⁣
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I've wanted to go to the mountains and do some hiking for a while but it seemed like a "fun extra" and the opportunity hadn't come up. #notapriority⁣
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What I confirmed to be true for me, though last week, was that 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘶𝘱. Just sitting in absolute peace and silence, looking out over God's magnificent Creation. Just soaking it in, listening, praying, and being. ⁣
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙪𝙥. This connects me and shuts off the noise, not just quiets it.⁣
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Those other things are great and helpful and important but I'm learning that taking some time to truly fill my cup is essential.⁣
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𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙?

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘱? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥, 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦?⁣
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Something I didn't realize I was missing for a while was this. I took time to "unplug" or do the standard "self care", and relaxed, but I've learned that's not the same as necessarily filling your cup.⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
I've wanted to go to the mountains and do some hiking for a while but it seemed like a "fun extra" and the opportunity hadn't come up. #notapriority⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
What I confirmed to be true for me, though last week, was that 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘶𝘱. Just sitting in absolute peace and silence, looking out over God's magnificent Creation. Just soaking it in, listening, praying, and being. ⁣
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙪𝙥. This connects me and shuts off the noise, not just quiets it.⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
Those other things are great and helpful and important but I'm learning that taking some time to truly fill my cup is essential.⁣
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙?
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Reminiscing on our fall hikes. 🍂 
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#mistmountain #mistmountainhotsprings #kananaskis #kananaskiscountry #alberta #explorealberta #travelalberta

Reminiscing on our fall hikes. 🍂
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#mistmountain #mistmountainhotsprings #kananaskis #kananaskiscountry #alberta #explorealberta #travelalberta
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