Otter Basin Route

Grasslands National Park

This is the most rugged ‘trail’ experience the park offers. Expect isolation, loose footing, orientation challenges and rugged terrain. At 1006 metres (3300 feet), this area has the highest elevation in the West Block, which creates different soil conditions to support unique plant growth. The choice is yours to make it a day experience or pitch a tent overlooking the Otter Basin escarpment, with the nighttime glows and coyote yelps as your only companions.

*Special Note: This route is a remote wilderness experience that requires preparedness, self-reliance and orienteering skills.

The Back Country Loop is impassable when wet.

Distance: 15 km loop
Time: 5 to 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Very difficult
Trailhead:Access from Back Country Loop
Latitude: 49.10598463426464 Longitude: -107.22604488168344 (in decimal degrees)
13U 0337533E 5441624N (Coordinates given are UTM datum NAD83)

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