Rocky Mountain Vaults Historic Hike

At this intersection turn left from Heart Mt

At this intersection turn left from Heart Mt

 

June 7th Saturday.

Rocky Mountain Vaults Historic Hike is a good way to experience a bit of Bow Valley History  with a small hike along the Trans Canada Trail T.C.T. from Heart Creek Trail Parking. Park on the right hand side on entering and follow the road/trail to the intersection shown above. A couple of small washouts have to be detoured around just follow the flagging. I did not measure the distance but it only takes 30 mins. With a side trip to the old mountaineers cabin and a walk into the cave you are looking at 1.5 to 2 hrs round trip.To add to the day why not walk up Heart Creek as well or walk all the way through to Dead Mans Flats. This would require a car at each end as it is 9.5 km one way. See some of the old publication sales liturature see thelast scans.

Cinder block indicates left turn

Cinder block indicates left turn

This is at the intersection photo above

Path/Old rd up to Vaualt

Path/Old rd up to Vaualt

Easy walking on the old road.

 

Looking back to Heart Mt parking

Looking back to Heart Mt parking

A short distance from Hwy 1 and parking.

Entrance to the Vaults cave

Entrance to the Vaults cave

 

Inside the vaults

Inside the vaults

Don’t forget to take a bright flashlight.

 

Lac Des Arc old climbing hut

Lac Des Arc old climbing hut

On the way back checkout this old hut turn left across the logs on the road or go straight ahead if doing it on the way up.

 

Original Media publication

Original Media publication

Original Media publication

Original Media publication

 

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Comments

  1. Presumably, the vaults were never finished?

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