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Coliseum Mountain Guided Hike

Call 403 986-6190 or email bookings@nordeggadventures.ca for more info



Adventure Level

Challenging 13 km

Meeting Location



6 hours


Daily at 9:30


May to October

Overlooking the foothills and the Rockies

Overlooking Nordegg, this classic hike to the site of the first fire lookout in the Alberta Rockies provides a vantage point like no others. Enjoy the full 360-degree panorama from the summit.

The Coliseum Mountain hike is approximately 13 km on a well-established trail. The climb is steady on a well-maintained trail with switchbacks. Our destination is the ridge overlooking Nordegg and conditions permitting, the unique round summit of Coliseum.

The tour includes your guide who will be highlighting the natural and human history of the area, a gourmet lunch and hiking poles.

Why book This Tour?

  • Experience one of the region’s classic views.
  • See Nordegg from a different angle, the front range of the Rockies and the prairies.
  • Perfect for anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior hiking experience is required.

Meeting Time & Place

Meet your guide at the Coliseum Mountain Staging Area. Get directions

Meeting Time: 9:30 am.

Getting here From Nordegg

It’s a 10-minute drive from our office at the Nordegg Canteen to the Coliseum Mountain trailhead, located in the North Nordegg subdivision.

Getting here From Lake Louise

It’s a scenic 2-hour drive from Lake Louise heading north on Highway 93 and then east on Highway 11.

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Which option is right for you?

Our private tours are the best option when you have a group of four or more, or when you want the flexibility and personal touches that come with having a guide just for yourself.

The Explorer Series, aka our public tours, is a great option when you have flexible dates and prefer to join others on your adventure. Departures are offered on select dates throughout the season.

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Trip Details

  • Meeting Time & Place
  • What to Bring
  • What’s Included
  • Food
  • Booking Terms

Meet your guide at the Coliseum Mountain Staging Area. Get directions

Meeting Time: 9:30 am.

Return Time: Approximately 3:30 pm.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors.

Getting here From Nordegg

The Coliseum Mountain trailhead is located in the North Nordegg subdivision, a short 10-minute drive from our office at the Nordegg Canteen.

Getting here From Lake Louise

Coming from Lake Louise? The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) will take you past Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glaciers and many other landmarks before heading east on Highway 11 where you’ll enjoy the North Saskatchewan River valley. It’s less than 2 hours to get here from Lake Louise we recommend planning on at least 2.5 hours so that you get to enjoy the views along the way.

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. Make sure to dress in layers and come ready for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta.

Make sure to bring with you:

  • Proper footwear (shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can change quickly)
  • A water bottle
  • Sunhat
  • Tuque and gloves (spring and fall hikes)
  • A small backpack

Included in your tour

  • We provide hiking poles (and ice cleats on early season hikes) at no charge for this tour. You are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
  • A professional guide.
  • Snacks for the hike.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and satellite communicators on all tours.


  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Transportation. Contact us to discuss transportation options from Nordegg, Banff or Lake Louise.
  • Meals and accommodations.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gratuities are not required but are always appreciated.

This tour includes snacks and a bagged lunch with a sandwich, juice, an additional snack and dessert.

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last-minute booking.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.

Terms and Conditions

Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms and conditions prior to booking.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

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