Travel Guide to Plateau Mountain
Plateau Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.501m (8,205ft) above the sea level, located in Alberta province in Western Canada. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. It’s totally impassable in winters.
Located in the Highwood region of Kananaskis, in the Canadian Rockies, the road to the flat high-elevation plateau is unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. It can be very windy in the afternoons. There is an ice cave with ice crystals, curls, sheets and pillars near the summit. The peak was officially named in 1915 for its expansive 14 square kilometer summit plateau.
The road is pretty steep. Starting from Township Road 144A, the ascent is 9.1km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 494 meters. The average gradient is 5.42%. The road is gated and only authorized vehicles are supposed to go. Amazing views from the top.