Talus Lodge offers guided hiking access, including shuttle from Canmore for Talus Lodge guests. Due to safety reasons, remoteness of our location, absence of marked trails, difficult terrain that requires skilled navigation and active mining and logging in the area, guest hiking access is only possible with a Talus guide and with the provided shuttle from Canmore.

Summer 2020

  • $100.00 per person each way
  • Private groups only (12 people)
  • Group commitment for each member of the group to hike and via the same route
  • Includes guided hiking, lunch and shuttle from Canmore
  • Guests must hike in and/or out with their gear required for their entire stay.

Summer 2021

  • complete transition to guided hiking access


Cross River to Talus Lodge* Talus Lodge to Burstall Pass Parking**
4 kilometers 26 kilometers
650 meters of elevation gain 1100 meters of elevation gain
4 hours 8-10 Hours

*incoming route is via Cross River.
**outgoing routes can be customized on the groups fitness and appetite for adventure. May vary based on conditions and weather.


Canmore-Cross River-Talus Lodge 8:00 am Meet in Canmore
8: 15 am Talus transport departs for headwaters of the Cross River
11:15 am Start hiking
12:30 pm Lunch provided at Whitebark Pine Lookout
3:00 pm Apres hike at Talus Lodge.
Talus Lodge-Cross River-Canmore

7:30 am Breakfast at Talus Lodge
8:00 am Pack a lunch
8:30 am Start hiking
11:30 am Talus transport departs for Canmore
2: 30 pm Arrive in Canmore

Talus Lodge-Burstall Pass Parking-Canmore 7:00 am Breakfast at Talus Lodge
7:30 am Pack a lunch
8:00 am Start hiking
5:00 pm Talus transport departs for Canmore
6:00 pm Arrive in Canmore


Consider staying at the Paintbox Lodge, our sister property in downtown Canmore. Talus Lodge guests receive 10% off and we will waive the two night minimum. Complimentary breakfast is provided at the Paintbox at 7:30 am on your Talus departure day to allow enough time to get to your staging area.