Saddle Peak
2831m (9289ft.)

Located between the South Ghost River Valley and Lake Minnewanka. on the border of Kananaskis & Banff parks, Alberta
Latitude 51; 14; 00 Longitude 115; 13; 20, Topo map 82O/03

Panorama viewpoint: Benchlands. Can be seen from Highway 940N

Named in 1916. The Saddle Peak which is in the Ghost Valley was not named for its resemblance to a saddle at all but rather because someone abandoned a saddle below the peak. Official name.

Looking west-northwest from near the bottom of Scott Lake Hill to Saddle Peak (left) and Orient Point

Other Information
Photo: Looking west to Saddle Peak from near Benchlands on Highway #940

Saddle Peak is one of three peaks in the southern Rockies named for a saddle. The most well known is a small mountain (Saddle Mountain) which overlooks the Village of Lake Louise. A second Saddle Mountain is located in the Livingstone Range west of Nanton. Much more saddle-like in shape, this small mountain has two summits of almost equal elevation separated by a smoothly contoured connecting ridge.

However the Saddle Peak which is in the Ghost Valley was not named for its resemblance to a saddle at all but rather because someone abandoned a saddle below the peak. Some years later in 1916, the saddle was found and the mountain named.

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