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Labyrinth Mountain

  • 2118 m (6,950ft)
  • Naming History
51.6942N -115.474W
Located in the Red Deer River Valley on the south side of the valley downstream from Ya Ha Tinda Ranch

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Red Deer
Year Named: 1980
Named by: D.M. Cruden (Dept. of Geology; University of Alberta)
Named for: The mountain contains a "labyrinth," a maze of open passages between house size blocks of rock.

Dr. Cruden is the author of an article titled, "A rock labyrinth in the Front Ranges of the Rockies" that was published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Science (Volume 17,1300-1309) in 1980. He suspects that these features are more common than is generally realized & would appreciate knowing of similar features in the Canadian Rockies. Dr. Cruden is currently (October, 2005) Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2W2.