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Indian Ridge
Indian Ridge seen from The Whistlers.jpg
Indian Ridge seen from The Whistlers.
Highest point
Elevation 2,820 m (9,250 ft)
Prominence 410 m (1,350 ft)
Parent peak Manx Peak (3044 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Jasper National Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Trident Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83D/16
Climbing
Easiest route Easy Scramble

Indian Ridge is a 2,820-metre (9,252 ft) mountain located in Jasper National Park, in the Trident Range of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The summit is unofficially called Indian Peak. The town of Jasper is situated 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) to the north-northeast, and The Whistlers lies 2.55 kilometres (1.58 mi) to the northeast. Its nearest higher peak is Manx Peak, 4.3 km (2.7 mi) to the southwest, and Terminal Mountain lies 3.25 km (2.02 mi) to the south. The Marmot Basin alpine ski area is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the southeast. The peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to the Jurassic periods and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

History

The peak was named in 1916 by Morrison P. Bridgland because of its reddish colored rock. Bridgland (1878–1948), was a Dominion Land Surveyor who named many peaks in Jasper Park and the Canadian Rockies. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1951 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Indian Ridge is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F). Precipitation runoff from Indian Ridge drains into tributaries of the Miette River and Athabasca River.

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