Rocky Mountain House is aptly tagged the “Gateway to Adventure” and there are hundreds of miles of wooded foothills and front range mountains to explore. Here you can hook up with well-established outfitters and ranches to try your hand at working cattle, backcountry trail riding, canoeing wilderness rivers, fishing spring fed trout streams or maybe just relaxing. There’s no need to rough it at the end of the day, either. Expect everything from hearty home-cooked meals to luxurious log cabins complete with hot tubs – guaranteed to sooth those aching muscles!
There are some fabulous lakes; Crimson, Cow and Sylvan closeby with great beaches and camping. The Grandview Stage offers bluegrass music, camping, cabins and chef prepared meals at its resort.
Farther west on Hwy 11 and off the Forestry Trunk Road you will find the Land of the Falls: Siffluer, Ram, Bighorn, Crescent and Hummingbird to name just a few. At the west end of the Abraham Lake are the Kootenay Plains an important native heritage site with its unique grasslands where the North Saskatchewan River breaks out of the mountains.
Continuing west on the David Thompson Highway will connect the traveler to the Banff-Jasper Icefields Parkway.