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Sulphur Mountain - Northeast Side # 6577

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Date: 2003.07.14
Vantage Point: From Mount Rundle

Caption: Sulphur Mountain as seen from the northeast with part of the Sundance Range seen behind.

PhotoDescr: Sulphur Mountain is a major tourist destination located just south of the Banff townsite. There is a four-person enclosed gondola that takes you to the top of the long ridge-like summit offering spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. As one alternative to the gondola, there is also the 5.6km Sulphur Mountain Trail which switchbacks steeply up under the gondola from the same parking area. Around on the west side of the peak is an old access road leading to the summit which is now a hiking or mountainbike trail. From the gondola station on top there are two short hikes; the observatory trail is a 1 km return walk from the station northward along a boardwalk toward a lookout platform near Sanson Peak. The Summit Trail is slightly longer (1.6km return) and heads in a southerly direction to another lookout point. The mountain really has little recreational appeal unless you are a tourist looking for an easy viewpoint to reach.

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