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Photo: Makwa Ridge from Highway #16 near Disaster Point (un-named summits in the distance at right)

Makwa Ridge

  • 2210 m (7,250ft)
  • Naming History
53.0453N -117.781W
Located between Makwa Creek and the Rocky River Valley

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 16
Year Named: 1916
Named by: Morrison Bridgland
Named for: The name was to have been the Cree word "muskwa" for bear but the name became the cree word for loon.

This long ridge is divided into two part by the headwaters of Ammonite Creek. The southeastern portion is the highest.