a day trip to elbow falls

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

I love going on day trips. We are blessed to be surrounded by some of the most gorgeous landscapes on earth. So anytime we can make it out of the city and on to the road, we do it.

We decided to take a little day trip out to Kananaskis Country this past weekend. We're very close, so in less than an hour we were there. The drive is so beautiful and calming. And when we head out that way, we almost always stop by Elbow Falls. 

The falls itself is a series of several small falls coming together to form one. These are the largest accessible falls in this area. You can hear the roar of the water as you walk up to it. There is a trail that goes beside the river and up along the falls. And the scenery surrounding the falls and river is breathtaking. I never get tired of starring into these woods. 

If you're out this way this Summer (or even in the Winter), make sure you stop by for a visit.
Elbow Falls never disappoints. You can search back in this blog to see photos from September/October at the falls a couple of years ago.

Elbow Falls is 19 kilometres west of the junction with highway 22 on highway 66. It is the last parking lot before the winter gate which opens May 1.