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City walking tour

Drive Jasper to Sulphur Skyline Trail

City walking tour · Alberta
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  • Sulphur Skyline Trailhead
    / Sulphur Skyline Trailhead
    Photo: Kellen MacFadyen, Macs Adventure
  • Miette Hot Springs
    / Miette Hot Springs
    Photo: Kellen MacFadyen, Macs Adventure
Map / Drive Jasper to Sulphur Skyline Trail
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Follow the Athabasca River North on this drive up Route 16 before pulling off into the mountains and driving upward toward Miette Hot Springs. 

60.4 km
1:00 h
587 m
252 m
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Author
Hannah Lafleur
Updated: August 25, 2018

Highest point
1398 m
Lowest point
985 m
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Tips, hints and links

Points of Interest

Jasper Lake Sand Dunes

Get your feet wet (if you can bare the cold) on this small sand beach right off the highway. Don't expect the sand to be too soft though as it is constantly being packed down and shaped into waves by the flowing Athabasca River. 

 

Miette Hot Springs

See your route notes on the Sulphur Skyline Trail for the details on this perfect post-hike treat.

 

Food & Drink
Miette Hotsprings Cafe

This small cafe has a surprisingly vast assortment of menu items including soups, salads, sandwiches, etc. However, not many items would pack well so consider bringing your own food for your hike and then stop in here for a snack or lunch afterward.

 

 

Start

Downtown Jasper (1060 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
52.873167, -118.082311
UTM
11U 427154 5858710

Destination

Miette Hot Springs/Sulphur Skyline Trailhead

Turn-by-turn directions

Note: Road closures and conditions may change without notice and due to circumstances beyond our control. We recommend using these notes in conjunction with a GPS navigation system while in your car and visiting www.drivebc.com and 511.alberta.ca for additional travel information.  

If you are using your own GPS, type in “Miette Hot Springs” which will take you directly to the trailhead.

 

0.0km - Pulling out of the parking lot where you arrived in Jasper, TURN RIGHT onto Connaught Dr/AB-16A.

2.7km - TURN LEFT onto AB-16 following signs for Edmonton.

41km - TURN RIGHT onto Miette Rd/Range Rd 275A

17km - The road will dead end at the large parking lot for Miette Hot Springs. Park on the far side of the lot and refer to your walking route notes to find the trailhead.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
60.4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
587 m
Descent
252 m

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