Switchbacks on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain provide a steady uphill hike to a summit renowned for its expansive mountain views. At the top, enjoy the 0.5 km boardwalk along the ridge ending at Sanson Peak. Here, you will find the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and the 1903 weather observatory.

Getting here

Sulfur Mountain Trail, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 0C0

Length: 5.5 km to top of gondola, plus 0.5 km to Sanson Peak
Elevation gain: 655 m
Hiking time: 4 hour round trip
Trailhead: Banff Upper Hot Springs parking area

Roam Route 1

The Banff Upper Hot Springs is popular and the parking lot fills during the summer. Take Roam Public transit or visit Banff Now for parking information.


Hours of operation

Always open.
It is an unstaffed location.


Free admission.
Other fees still apply.

Facilities and services