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Photo: Looking northeast to Cave Mountain (Ken Jones Collection)

Cave Mountain

  • 2651 m (8,698ft)
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
50.9400N -115.598W
Located on the continental divide at the head of Bryant Creek; northern buttress of Assiniboine Pass; southeastern buttress of Og Pass

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff/Assiniboine
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Year Named: 1916
Named by: International Boundary Survey
Named for: The surveyors noted that there was, "near the skyline a colossal cave entrance."
Popular Hike: Assiniboine

In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur Wheeler and Richard Cautley wrote, "On the Alberta side, the approach (to Assiniboine Pass) is most impressive; a great barrier of rock, up which the trail zig-zags, closes the head of the valley about half a mile from the summit of the pass. On either side the barrier extends in mighty precipices, those on the north disclosing near sky-line a colossal cave entrance, so placed as to be practically impregnable; it has been given the name Cave Mountain to the eminence on which it is set."