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Grizzly closes trails in Kootenay National Park

Grizzly bear, Kananaskis CountryAlready suffering trail closures from bridge washouts and the Numa Creek fire, Kootenay National Park has closed several more trails at the north end of the park due to grizzly bear activity. The closure went into effect August 20, 2013.

Trails affected by the closure include the popular Marble Canyon nature trail and the adjacent Tokumm Creek trail. Also closed are the Marble Canyon-Paint Pots connector and the Ochre Creek-Helmet Creek approach to the north end of the Rockwall Trail.

The central section of the Rockwall Trail, between Tumbling and Numa Passes, was closed on July 29 due to a wildfire in the Numa Creek drainage. Fire crews remain on scene monitoring the fire.


Kootenay National Park trail information

Hikers can receive updates on trail closures by linking to the current Kootenay National Park Trail Report.

All Kootenay National Park trails referenced above are detailed in the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide.


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