At about 5,500 feet above sea level snow still surrounds Little Elbow Campground even in early June. Although spring is very much in the air at this time of year, moisture that falls on the prairies as rain often arrives in this area as snow.
Archaeologists have found evidence in the Elbow River valley suggesting its inhabitants have been hunting and fishing this area for more than 9000 years and now a large part of Calgary, its nearest city, relies heavily on its water to satisfy its needs.
Day users relish in the wide variety of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. And of course campers come to enjoy being on the precipice of one of Alberta’s unspoiled wildernesses, with ample recreational opportunities at their finger tips.
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