About this Walk

Ever wondered why the Rockies exist to the west of Glenbow Ranch, and not to the East? What would Senator Cochrane’s crew have encountered digging a humongous water well on Glenbow Ranch? Why are springs critical to the ecosystems in the park? What will the Bow Valley look like 40,000 years into the future?

Join Michael Taylor, P. Geol. on a wander through the geological ages of Glenbow Ranch, and see the park through the eyes and imagination of a veteran field geologist. Turn-around point is at the east end of the loop. Please note: this tour involves moderately strenuous walking up and down the hillsides of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. As walking is along gravel and clay paths, wear suitable footwear and windproof outerwear, and bring rain-gear and drinking water. Walking poles may also be beneficial for both the descent and ascent.

Quadrant: NW
Meeting Place: 255001 Glenbow Rd, Cochrane - Parking Lot by trail head/kiosk
Finish Point: 255001 Glenbow Rd, Cochrane - Parking Lot by trail head/kiosk
Walk Duration: 1.5 hours
Areas of Interest: History, Environment
Led By: Michael Taylor
Look for: A veteran field geologist named Michael at the Interpretive Panel at 13:00 (rain or shine).
Inner City: No