Hiking to Ribbon Lake and Ribbon Falls is a moderately difficult trek in the backcountry of Kananaskis. The hike follows Ribbon Creek Trail (an old logging road from the 1940s) and is surrounded by mountains and beautiful forest. Ribbon Falls is enormous and a great location for beautiful photos. Passed the falls another 2km is Ribbon Lake. That final 2km stretch includes steep elevation, exposure, and climbing up chains tacked into the mountain side. Once you get to the top you get an incredible view looking back into the valley you just conquered. Check out the video of our adventure at Ribbon Lake here!
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Ribbon Lake – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 8 hours round trip or overnight.
Location: 98km west of Calgary in Spray Valley Provincial Park
Distance: 24km round trip
Highest Elevation: 2125m
Elevation Gain: 800m
Difficulty: 7/10 – Long distance and steep chain assisted climb up to Ribbon Lake
Season: June to mid-October
Additional Requirements: Camping Permit