Directions to trail head
Hazards on trail
If you have been to Banff you have probably done this hike. Many people hike up the mountain and ride the Gondola down. Beware, the ride down is no longer free. I think that you also have to buy the ticket to come down at the base but check the signs to be sure. This is the satellite image of the area and this hike via Everytrail.
This hike is approximately 5.5 kilometres one-way. The elevation gain is 742 metres with an average grade, according to MotionBased, of 17 percent. Once you are at the top of Sulphur Mountain you can get to Sanson Peak via the short walkway. If you want to get into peak bagging here is a chance to bag a second without much additional effort. At the top of Sulphur the view is 360 degrees of fantastic with a view of the Banff townsite and valley, Mount Rundle and the Sundance Range.
The GPS track for this hike can be downloaded via the file attached to this post. Go to the "About" page for directions prior to download or use of this data. Please submit your feedback and let me know your thoughts on the hike. If you have the the GPS data for other hikes in Alberta please send it along with a couple pictures to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com.