The trail hugs the Clearwater River then loops around West Lake to rejoin the trail at Bailey’s Chute. Rough terrain. A world-class destination for hiking, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, camping and horseback riding. Absolutely everything you could ever imagine and more. As part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation, the (480) 982-4485 Amazing views at the top. It's a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, and family camping. Wells Grey Provincial Park is home to an abundance of trail networks, towering mountains and rushing waterfalls. This is a tough and very technical trail and at several points it’s very sketchy. Swimming and boating are not allowed here, but nearby Carter Lake offers both! Napier Ranch Conservancy At the End of the Year, Hidden Homesteads, Lone Trees, and Old Snags. Pack enough calories and water. To get to Trophy Mountain, take your first right after Spahats Falls, approximately 11 km up the park road from the Information Centre. Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email. Hiking on the snow to Isobel Lake and back. Neave’s book gives instructions on how to access the cabin from the Flatiron Trail in Wells Gray Park – about a 10 km walk. The Flatiron is the name for an eroded volcanic outcrop in east-central British Columbia, Canada, located in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Equestrian trails contained in Wells Grey Provincial Park include the Flat Iron, Hemp Creek Canyon Lands, Hoodoo Rim Trail, Green Mountain, and White Horse Buffs to name but a few. Took our time and it took 3:15 to get from the parking lot trail head to the edge of the summit. 410 reviews Directions Print/PDF Map; Share; VIEW FULL MAP. Park Entrance Fee: Week days - $7.00 Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults); Weekends - $10/vehicle Technical at the top. The park protects most of the southern, and highest, regions of the Cariboo Mountains and covers 5,250 square kilometres (524,990 hectares or 1.3 million acres). As I said, the park is Huuuuge (with a capital “H”). The hike with the nice views and glorious flowers is well worth putting up with the rough dusty gravel road to the trailhead and the mosquitoes and black flies along the trail. I would do it again if I had some hiking gloves. The Flatiron is 90 m (295 ft) high, 500 m (1,640 ft) long and generally about 125 m (410 ft) wide. Trophy Mountain Flower Meadows . One of the challenging hike so far aside Picacho peak. Wells Gray Country is a spectacular, pure wilderness area. You will find maps and literature, … Exploring the trails, tracks, routes, and waterways of the Kamloops area and beyond. The trail to the First Flatiron climbing access can be challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with long, varied climbs that range from about 4-10 pitches. Getting to Wells Gray Provincial Park. A world-class destination for hiking, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, camping and horseback riding. Currently the platform and trail are not being maintained regularly and users do so at … If it starts to be redder dirt and pretty steep you’re on the right. There are a few different areas to visit with different access points, but the one I’ll focus on here is the Clearwater Valley, also known as the Wells Gray Corridor. Be one of the first to experience this magical winter paradise tour in the one of a kind Wells Gray Park. Can be wet and muddy at times. Probably one of the most difficult hikes I’ve ever done, do not underestimate this hike! 280 photos. Well Gray was established in 1939. Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail is a 8.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. It was awesome. Blue and white markers help with navigating. Clearwater, BC is the Gateway to Wells Gray. Not for beginners. After introductions, we drive about an hour up the Wells Gray Park road, which accesses the Fight Meadow trailhead at 1400 m (4500 ft). Here you can talk with the rangers about what is worth seeing and take a map of the park. Lost Dutchman SP Or view the interactive trail map (includes trail closures) and the interactive wildlife closures map. Keep a leash on your kids and an eye on your pets. Clearwater, BC is the Gateway to Wells Gray. Hiking Bugs. Known as "the waterfall park," Wells Gray Provincial Park boasts more than 250 cascades, including the spectacular Helmcken Falls. August 30, 2020. 1 Wells Gray Park Information Centre, #200 416 Eden Road, Clearwater (near Hwy 5 & Clearwater Valley Rd in Clearwater). Plan 6-8 hours, start early, I would NOT want to come down this in the dark. I couldn’t tell you whether I was on the left/middle/right/other right until I realized I effed up. To find a particular trail, use the Search function (above) or use one of the Google Maps. On Mt. Back half is mostly big rock scrambles. Frosty in Manning Park #hiking #kamloopstra. Also stay on the left side of the trail you get easily get lost as it is mostly unmarked with huge rocks and bolders. Stay to the left all the way up. Home Metal Wells Concrete Wells & Patio Grates FAQ ABOUT Gallery Contact (720) 251-9955. The Flatiron is a 6-mile round trip hike highly ranked by most hikers. nice trail- well marked A point-to-point route on the trails of the Hemp Creek Canyonlands in Wells Gray Park An early start because of the longer drive there and back meet up at the Paul Lake meetup spot at 8:00 Drive to the trailhead (30 km up the Corridor Road) Drop off a vehicle to the Moul Falls parking lot and shuttle the group… Difficult to follow the trail because there are no markers. Daily 9AM-4PM. Descent took 2:15 going slowly and cautiously. If switchbacks are your passion, this hike will show you the flip side. No fence along canyon edge. Stay left/middle on the ascent. Cross it off the bucket list. Whether you’re hiking one of their various trails, or exploring one of their 39 majestic waterfalls, you’re sure to have a fantastic experience! 2800 feet elevation is a lot but a great workout. Contact the Park: It's a push (almost a climb) to the top, but well worth it. From the parking lot, take South Flatiron Vista Trail for 2.4 miles, where you'll cross onto North Flatiron Vista Trail. Ensure you drop by the Information Center for daily updates on trails and your free map of Wells Gray Park. The turn-off for Spahats is only 11kms up the Wells Gray Park Road from Clearwater. The Wavy Crest Trail along Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Serving the Northern Denver Metro Front Range. The trail grows steeper as you near the canyon until the rocks become a natural staircase. As I said, the park is Huuuuge (with a capital “H”). Refueled for 30 min at the top. Probably 5.2 class. Frosty in Manning Park #hiking #kamloopstra. The popular Third Flatiron, which offers even more routes, is usually closed to climbers and hikers from early February to late July to protect nesting raptors. The fee there is $7.00 per car. Drive there for a terrific photo op or reach it on foot via the Helmcken Brink Trail. 1 Wells Gray Park Information Centre, #200 416 Eden Road, Clearwater (near Hwy 5 & Clearwater Valley Rd in Clearwater). Alternatively you can park at First Water Road which is free. A viewing platform on the rim of the canyon provides a panorama of the falls and canyon. Very good hike. Super sketchy. Wells Gray Country is a spectacular, pure wilderness area. Along the trail you will also hike through some of the Oldest Growth Forests in Wells Gray Park, and you will see two small waterfalls as well. Highly recommend hydration pack + plenty of salty snacks. To shorten the loop to 2 miles, hike South Flatiron for just 1 mile to Prairie Vista Trail, which leads back to the connector in another mile. Many rate the West Lake Loop their favourite short hiking trail in Wells Gray Park. For people who have hiked Pichaco Peak I would say expect that all the way up but no cables. A short paved side road from the main Wells Gray Park road leads to Helmcken Falls. The view from atop Jag Hill on a fall day. Here you can talk with the rangers about what is worth seeing and take a map of the park. Flatiron Trail Wells Gray Park Hiking trail in Stillwater, British Columbia (Canada). Hiking near Red Hill in Lac du Bois Grasslands. It is flanked by Hemp Creek to the west and Trout Creek to the east. I had to help someone find their way down and he was struggling just to make it. FLATIRON WINDOW WELL COVERS. Wells Gray Park is home to 39 waterfalls, wildlife and wilderness. 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