Highwood Pass

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Highwood Pass
Misty Range towering above Kananaskis Trail in the Highwood Pass
Elevation2,206 m (7,238 ft)[1][2]
Traversed byKananaskis Trail
LocationKananaskis, Alberta, Canada
RangeMisty Range
Coordinates50°35′58″N 114°59′16″W / 50.59944°N 114.98778°W / 50.59944; -114.98778Coordinates: 50°35′58″N 114°59′16″W / 50.59944°N 114.98778°W / 50.59944; -114.98778
Highwood Pass and Gap Mountain
Highwood Pass from Alberta Highway 40

Highwood Pass is a mountain pass in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. It lies west of Mount Rae and Mount Arethusa of the Misty Range, south of the Elbow Pass. Highwood Pass is the highest paved pass in Canada.[3]

It lies within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Alberta Highway 40. The Highwood River originates in the pass.

Kananaskis Trail runs through the pass, and offers access to a multitude of camping grounds and recreational areas. The pass is closed each year from December to June 15 to protect wildlife.

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  1. ^ Peakfinder. Highwood Pass
  2. ^ Flickr. Highwood Pass
  3. ^ Albertawow. Ptarmigan Cirque Hike

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