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Grotto Mountain
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Grotto Mountain from Ha Ling Peak, 2005
Highest point
Elevation 2,706 m (8,878 ft)
Prominence 238 m (781 ft)
Parent peak Mount Townsend 2820 m
Listing Mountains of Alberta
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Parent range Fairholme Range
Topo map NTS 82O/03
First ascent 1858 by Eugène Bourgeau
Easiest route Easy/Moderate Scramble

Grotto Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River valley, across from Canmore, Alberta, Canada. It is a popular hiking spot among locals and is home to the Rat's Nest Cave.

The mountain was named for a grotto-like cave within it.

There are two main scrambling routes:

  • Northwest Variation - from the ACC clubhouse, ascends the northwest side of the mountain on a good hiking trail. At tree line, the trail narrows to the false summit. From there, it is a gradual ascent to the summit with brief stints of scrambling but mostly hiking.
  • Direct route. Ascends directly under the summit. Shorter but more arduous.
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