Tuff Puff Ridge

 

Notwithstanding its name, this hike is one of the easier trails to the alpine regions overlooking the North Saskatchewan River and Kootenay Plains. It is particularly worthwhile in June / July when you get close up to the many montane and alpine wildflowers growing on the grassy ridge, in meadows and barren rocky areas at the top. You can backtrack the same way or, for a more demanding trip, cut across a boulder strewn valley and descend on 2 o’clock ridge.