Hiking The Mummy Glacier

The 6th most popular hiking trail in British Columbia.

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Northwest of Golden in the Purcell Mountains, the trek up to Mummy Glacier is a 6km out and back through beautiful Cedar Hemlock. The route out climbs to the edge of the glacier and onto a lateral morraine above. To reach the hiking trailhead from Golden, head west on the TransCanada Highway #1 for 13km. Turn left onto Golden Donald Upper Road and continue onto Oberg Johnson Road. Turn left again on Blaeberry Road and follow to the 60km point.

Overall, Mummy Glacier is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in British Columbia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Mummy Glacier including Dawn Mountain Trail, Quartz Lake Trail, Valenciennes Canyon, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Yoho National Park and Mt. MacPherson.


Local Contact(s):  Kicking Horse (888) 706-1117; Golden Tourism (250) 344-7155; Columbia Forest (250) 344-7500; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Selkirk Sports (250) 344-2966.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mary s Motel (250) 344-7111

Luxury Loding:  Alpine Meadows Lodge (250) 344-5863; Kapristo Lodge (250) 344-6048

Breakfast Restaurant:  Turning Point; Norbert & Doris Bakery Cafe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.gov.bc.ca/for/

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  11473


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