AWA Hike: Beehive Natural Area

September 14, 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 400 m

The more than 800 hectares of pristine old-growth forests within this vast natural area provide a specialized habitat for such species as marten, fisher, woodpeckers and wood warblers. The entire protected area, situated along the Continental Divide and eastern slopes of the Rockies, is a diverse complex of cool, dark lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forests, fast-flowing trout streams, windy alpine meadows, scree slopes, bare ridges, moist herb meadows and undisturbed old spruce-fir forests. Prominent inhabitants are grizzly and black bears, wapiti, moose, and bighorn sheep.

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 10 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 400 metres (1300 ft).

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Location

Beehive Natural Area , AB