Miette River

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Miette River
Miette River JNP.JPG
The Miette River before its confluence with the Athabasca River
Location
Country Alberta  Canada
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMiette Pass
 ⁃ coordinates52°57′18″N 118°35′02″W / 52.95500°N 118.58389°W / 52.95500; -118.58389
 ⁃ elevation1,643 m (5,390 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Athabasca River
 ⁃ coordinates
52°51′55″N 118°04′12″W / 52.86528°N 118.07000°W / 52.86528; -118.07000Coordinates: 52°51′55″N 118°04′12″W / 52.86528°N 118.07000°W / 52.86528; -118.07000
 ⁃ elevation
1,321 m (4,334 ft)
The Miette River before its confluence with the Athabasca River

The Miette River (/ˈm.ɛt/ or /mˈɛt/) is a short river in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It flows south-southwest through the Rocky Mountains before draining into the Athabasca River.

The Miette forms at the base of Mount Moren, with meltwater from Mount Bridgeland, Salient Mountain, Mount McCord, and Mount Beaupre contributing to the initial flow.

The Miette River, as well as various other geological features in Jasper National Park, are named after the Cree language word for bighorn sheep.[1]

The Miette River Trail runs along the Miette River. It goes for approximately 43.5 kilometres. The trail follows an abandoned railway roadbed for some of its distance. One of the landmarks on the trail is the Rink Cabin.[2]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Rink Brook
  • Clairvaux Creek
  • Minaga Creek
  • Muhigan Creek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1991). Place Names of Alberta, Volume 1. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pg. 164-165
  2. ^ Patton, Brian. Canadian Rockies Trail Guide Google Books, 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2019.