Athabasca Falls - Jasper National Park

Athabasca Falls - Jasper National Park
Trail Features
Low Intensity
Dogs Allowed
Forest
Lake/River
Waterfall
Scenic Views
Restrooms
Kid Friendly
Information
Getting There
Head south from Jasper on Highway 93 for just over 30.0km and turn right onto the 93A, in the direction of the Athabasca Falls viewpoint. There is ample parking spread out over a large lot.
Detailed Information

We haven’t personally made it to the Athabasca Falls as of yet but would love to. Below is some info on the falls. Please let us know if you have any other info on them.

Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the townsite of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, and just west of the Icefields Parkway.

A powerful, picturesque waterfall, Athabasca Falls is not known so much for its height of 23 metres (75 ft) as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge, which can be substantial even on a cold morning in the fall, when river levels tend to be at their lowest. The river falls over a layer of hard quartzite and through the softer limestone below, carving a short gorge and a number of potholes.

The falls can be safely viewed and photographed from various viewing platforms and walking trails around the falls. Access is from the nearby parking lot, which leads off Highway 93A just northeast of the falls. Highway 93A takes off from the nearby Icefields Parkway, and crosses the falls on the way north to the town of Jasper. Whitewater rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper.

Athabasca Falls is a Class 5 waterfall, with a total drop height of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m)

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