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Photo: Looking south to Windtower Mountain from Highway #1A

Windtower Mountain

  • 2688 m (8,819ft)
  • Naming History
50.9886N -115.291W
Located northeast of lower Spray Lakes, two km northwest of the northwest summit of Mount Lougheed

Province: Alberta
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1
Year Named: 1950
Named for: Location/ This curved, tower-like mountain is located in the Wind River Valley.

Windtower Mountain is an intriguing peak. Its name contributes to this as does the curvature of the mountain and the fact that views of it, at least from Highway #1 are limited. The inside of the curve faces towards the northwest and it is difficult to enjoy a view when this aspect of the mountain is not in shadow.

*A hiking route to the summit is described in Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide.

Photo: Looking south to Windtower Mountain from Highway #1A at Gap Lake

Looking south to Windtower Mountain from Highway #1A at Gap Lake

Looking south to Windtower Mountain from Highway #1A at Gap Lake

Looking southeast to Windtower Mountain from Canmore

Looking north to Windtower Mountain from the Smith-Dorrien Road