Ya Ha Tinda Road to Bighorn Falls

Total Miles
12.9

Elevation

1,590.04 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a loose gravel road starting at the intersection of Highway 40 and following Ya Ha Tinda Road. Depending on the time of season, the road can be rough and washed out or extremely dusty, although it has no large obstacles. At about 5 kilometers into the trip at the hairpin of the Red Deer River is a turn-off to the west with multiple large camping spots big enough for RVs. At the 9-kilometer mark where the track veers off the gravel road is a larger private camp area. A high-clearance SUV or 4x4 is recommended, as there are some large and sharp rocks. Airing down is also recommended to reduce the risk of a puncture. This camp area can also get muddy after bigger rain events. Continuing along the gravel road will bring you along more loose gravel up to the day-use lot at the base of Bighorn Falls.

Photos of Ya Ha Tinda Road to Bighorn Falls

Ya Ha Tinda Road to Bighorn Falls
Ya Ha Tinda Road to Bighorn Falls
Ya Ha Tinda Road to Bighorn Falls

Difficulty

Expect loose gravel. The turn-out has some larger sharp rocks that are optional.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

The road starts at the intersection of Highway 40 at the blue bridge over the Red Deer River.

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