This map covers the popular recreational terrain close to Calgary,
from Sibbald Flats (Hwy 68) in the north, through the Elbow Valley (Hwy
66), and south to Hwy 546 in the Sheep Valley. The map extends west as
far as Powderface Trail Road.
Hikers and cyclists eager to hit the trails early in the season
should note that many of the Elbow Valley and Sibbald Flats trails on
this map are snow-free as early as mid-April, depending on the year.
Popular hiking and biking trails covered on this map include
Elbow Falls, Prairie Mountain, Fullerton Loop, Moose Mountain, Sulphur
Springs, Nihahi Ridge, Powderface Ridge, Jumpingpound Ridge, Cox Hill,
Sheep River Falls, Volcano Ridge, Ole Buck Loop and Deer Ridge.
The complete Elbow Loop Trail and more of the Sheep Valley is
covered on a 1:100 000-scale inset map on the back of this map. (Please
note that the area on the east side of this inset map (Sheep Valley
south of Hwy 546) is now covered at 1:50 000 scale on the Highwood & Cataract Creek map.)
Also on the back of the map are trail descriptions and photos of 20
highly recommended day hikes, seven classic mountain bike rides, as
well as one prime area recommended for cross-country skiing. Also on the
back is contact information for visitor centres and campgrounds.
In addition to the standard features, this map also includes:
- contour lines at 25-metre intervals (80 ft)
- full color on both sides
- 27" x 39" - folded to 4.5" x 9.5"