Mount Ogden
2695m (8842ft.)

Located in the upper Kicking Horse River Valley between the Yoho Valley and Sherbrook Lake. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 27; 40 Longitude 116; 24; 45, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Big Hill; Ottertail River Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1916. Ogden, Isaac Gouverneur (Isaac Ogden was an auditor and vice president with the CPR.) Official name.

Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Ogden from the Yoho Lake trail
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Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Ogden from the Paget Lookout Trail (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)

The lower of the two spiral tunnels passes within this mountain. The tunnel is 887 metres long and the elevation difference between the upper and lower entrance is 15 metres.

The interior of Mount Ogden was once the venue for a piano concert. A railway employee had been transferred and decided to move his small piano by loading it aboard a small push car. As he coasted through the lower tunnel he played his piano, much to the surprise of another railway employee who was patrolling the tunnel, watching for rockfall. [Canadian Pacific's Big Hill -Floyd Yeats]

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