Wilcox Pass Trail | Columbia Icefield

Columbia Icefiled Aerial View from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Columbia Icefield - Aerial View


Wilcox Pass hiking trail is a popular trail in the area of Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Located about 3km south of the Icefield Centre / Glacier View Inn on Icefields Parkway, the trailhead shares the same entrance as the Wilcox Creek Campground.

The hike is moderate with steady climb over an elevation of 520m. The hiking distance is 4km one way to get the wide open meadows at the top. The meadows is a nice area for rest, but don’t stop there! Continue to the edge of the cliff for spectacular aerial views of Athabasca Glacier at its full 6km length, along with amazing views of Snow Dome Glacier, Sunwapta Lake, Icefield Centre, and glacier sculpted mountain peaks. The rocky formation of the cliff provides an excellent location for electrifying photography that will wow your audience!

Read Icefields Parkway Travel Guide for nearby hiking trails and attractions.

Athabasca Glacier Aerial View from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Athabasca Glacier and surrounding glacier sculpted mountain peaks, viewed from Wilcox Pass trail.

Snow Dome Glacier Aerial View from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: A precipitous cliff facing the Snow Dome Glacier across from the Icefields Parkway Highway 93 down below.

Mount Athabasca and Glacier Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Mt. Athabasca and its glacier, viewed from Wilcox Pass trail.

Mount Athabasca and Athabasca Glacier Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Open wide meadows at the top of Wilcox Pass trail is a perfect outdoor venue for engagement photography, selfie portrait, and family group pictures.

Athabasca Glacier Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Athabasca Glacier, viewed from Wilcox Pass Trail.

Inukshuk at Wilcox Pass Meadows - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: An inukshuk at the Wilcox Pass Meadows.

Athabasca Glacier Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Athabasca Glacier viewed from Wilcox Pass trail.

Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk Adventure Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: SnoCoach Glacier Walk Adventure on Athabasca Glacier, viewed from Wilcox Pass Trail.

Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk Adventure Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: SnoCoach Glacier Walk Adventure on Athabasca Glacier, viewed from Wilcox Pass Trail.

Toe of Athabasca Glacier Hiking Trail Viewed from Wilcox Pass Meadows - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Toe of Athabasca Glacier hiking trail, viewed from Wilcox Pass.

Columbia Icefield and Sunwapta Lake Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Standing at the top of Wilcox Pass and looking down at what Columbia Icefield has to offer. Amazing view of Sunwapta Lake, glaciers, and mountain peaks.

Columbia Icefield and Sunwapta Lake Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Wilcox Pass Hike

Columbia Icefield Centre Viewed from Wilcox Pass Hiking Trail - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

August 31, 2014: Another viewpoint of Columbia Icefield Centre along the Wilcox Pass Trail.

Leave a Reply