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Looking west-southwest to Hailstone Butte from Highway #22

Hailstone Butte

  • 2373 m (7,786ft)
  • Naming History
50.2092N -114.458W
Located at the head of Johnson Creek; north buttress of "The Hump"

Range: Livingstone
Province: Alberta
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow
Visible from Highway: 541, 22, 940S
Year Named: 1915
Named for: Unknown

This broad, smoothly contoured mountain is often difficult to distinguish from Plateau Mountain, which lies to the west of Hailstone Butte, when viewed from the prairies. It lies to the north of Highway #532 which climbs to an elevation of 2027 metres at a pass known locally as, "The Hump." Teardrop Lake lies at the summit of the pass.

When the Cameron Lookout on Mount Burke was closed in 1952, it was replaced by a lookout on Hailstone Butte and another on Raspberry Ridge. In both cases, very ugly bulldozed roads were built on the steep alpine meadows to provide access. Restoration has been somewhat successful in both cases.

Photo: Looking northwest to Hailstone Butte

Photo: Looking west-southwest to Hailstone Butte from Hwy. #532 (Johnson Creek Valley)

Looking north-northwest across The Hump to Hailstone Butte

Looking north to Hailstone Butte from Highway #940

Looking west-southwest to Hailstone Butte from Hwy. #532 (Johnson Creek Valley)