Location: 56.3kms west of
14.5kms west of Bragg Creek. Kananaskis Country.
Little Elbow campground contains 137 well treed campsites nicely suited for
both RV's and tents. Tenters will find several secluded walk-in sites with amble
parking nearby. The campground consists of 4 separate loops allowing generous
space between each campsite. Little Elbow is very popular and fills fast on weekends
due to it's close proximity to the city of Calgary.
Amenities include amphitheater,
playground, equestrian gate with loading ramps, interpretive trails, dry toilets,
water, picnic tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is
available here for a fee. The campgrounds location is the starting point for
several hikes located in this area. There are several easy to moderate hikes
starting from the campground. A short easy 1.25 hour hike up Powder Face
Ridge offers a classic
transitional view of prairies to
mountains with the city of Calgary
visible on the eastern horizon. Moose Mountain,
Nihahi Ridge and
Forget Me Not
Ridge are also easy to
moderate 3.5 hour hikes near here.
starts at the west end of the
campground. This hike offers
exceptional views of Mount Glasgow
and Mount Romulus, allow 3 hours
return. You can also bring a
mountain bike and ride it around the Elbow Loop.
offers beautiful views of Mount
Glasgow, Mount Cornwall, Outlaw and
Banded Peaks, Mount Romulus and
Mount Tombstone. Allow 6 to 8 hours
to complete the
Elbow Loop on bike. There are also nice easy walks on groomed trails along the
Little Elbow River. The Harold Chapman bridge crossing the Little Elbow River leads towards the
bottom end of the loop mentioned
above and to more hiking/equestrian trails to the south east. Elbow Falls and Forgetmenot
Pond day use picnic areas can make a nice day trip. Nearby
Forgetmenot pond is stocked with
Rainbow Trout. You'll need a
license to try your luck.
Night skies here rank # 4 on the Bortle Scale. See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.