Gap Mountain
2667m (8750ft.)

Located in the Pocaterra Creek Valley across Pocaterra Creek from the northern end of Elk Range. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 39; 20 Longitude 115; 03; 10, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Highwood Pass. Can be seen from Highways 40S and 742

Named in 1978. Gap Mountain was named because of its location above the "gap" between the Opal and Elk Ranges. Official name. Other names George (named by George Pocaterra)

Photo: Looking north-northwest to Gap Mountain from just north of Highwood Pass
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southeast to Gap Mountain from the Smith-Dorrien Road

Highway No. 40 passes through a "gap" between the Opal Range and the Elk Range as it descends from Highwood Pass to the junction with Kananaskis Trail. Gap Mountain lies to the east of the gap.

Opal Ridge, Grizzly Peak, Mount Wintour, and Gap Mountain are part of a high ridge that lies to the west of the Opal Range.

Scrambling Routes
A moderate to difficult scramble via east side. Loose rock and exposure. Gap Mountain is indisputable proof that bigger isn't always a better viewpoint. This little peak is close to the road and over half the elevation is gained merely by hiking. Because of the exposure and steep slopes of loose rock, this scramble is recommended only for small parties of experienced, competent scramblers. An early start is not required for this little peak but a helmet is worthwhile. Try from July on.Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 152

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