Quick Facts:

More challenging uphill climb from east to west.

Trail Restrictions: None – pedestrians and cyclists permitted

Trail Composition: 1.4 km Granular

Average Walking Time (one way – no stopping): 20 minutes

Seasonality: Open year-round (note that ice may be present in fall through spring months)

Trail Profile: Click below for a detailed view

Highest Elevation: ~1205m

Lowest Elevation: ~1126m

Trail Details:

Though it can be seen from Tiger Lily Loop, Badger Bowl can only be accessed from Bowbend Trail. Eastern trail access is on the west side of the pond, just west of the Park Office (on Bowbend Trail). The trail terminates at Windmill Lookout (where McPherson Trail begins). Here, you may also choose to venture south along Bowl Link to meet up with and explore Bowbend Trail.

Walking Badger Bowl from the east, you will find plenty of opportunities to stop and take in increasingly breathtaking views of the Bow River Valley.

The contrast of the grassy south-facing slopes with the heavily treed north-facing slopes is an excellent example of the Park’s ecological diversity.


Contact Us

FOR PROGRAMS: 403-851-9053 or

SnailMail: 255001 Glenbow Road

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7

Phone: 403-851-9053

Email: experienceglenbow@grpf.ca


Park Hours                                                                                                                                                                     The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre                                                                                                                                       Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability:

*During inclement weather, or when the road conditions on Glenbow Road are impassable for cars, the centre will remain closed.

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