Fisher Peak (Mt. Fisher) is the highest summit on the Southern Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 2846 m (9336 ft.)
A difficult, and steep trail that is as challenging to ascend as it is to descend.
Once through the treeline, you will wind through a number of rockslides until reaching a small tarn. A steep scree slope welcomes you to a challenging climb towards the saddle. Rewarding views begin here as the scramble to the summit begins to reveal itself.
Please note the last .5km is unmaintained and requires routefinding skills and fearless navigation over and under very exposed rock.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- A challenging 4.5 km hike to the summit
- An elevation gain of 1340 m (4400 ft.)
- VERY rough 4WD access road (10km)
- Typically 4 hours hike from the vehicle, you arrive at the summit
- Anticipate 8-10 hours to complete this hike and arrive back in the city
- Head north on HWY 3. Take hwy 95 at the junction (following signs for Fort Steele)
- Shortly after the fort, take your first right onto Wardner Fort Steele Rd. You will follow over the Wild Horse River and left onto Mause Creek Rd.
- In less than 1 km, another Mause Creek Rd shoots left toward the mountains - ignore the DEAD END sign, dozens of roads continue for ages after this point.
- At the first major intersection, stay left on Boulder Crk (may be signed for the Fisher Peak hike - same area).
- At a four way cross roads, continue straight and drive over a cattleguard.
- From here, the road gets very rough with several large water bars.
- Continue to follow this road until the traihead appears on the left hand side.
- *This road continues onto Tanglefoot Lake, PLEASE do not blocl the road, park along either side.
During the hike, the last .5km is unmaintained and requires routefinding skills and fearless navigation over and under very exposed rock.