Eagle Pass Mountain

elevation: 2,347 m.
height gain: 800 m.
area: Craigellachie,BC
map 82 M/2
2019-Jul-20 & Sep-15

Ref: The Shuswap Trail
The turn-off onto Crazy Creek FSR isn't well indicated. For eastbound travellers, drive past Craigellachie. When the highway transitions to single lanes, continue about 600 meters and look for the FSR on the left. For westbound travellers, the FSR is a little over a kilometer past Crazy Creek Hot Pools Resort.


Looking back at the access from the meadows. 
Hike: RT 5; 2.5 up. This is a wonderful hike on an official summit just west of Revelstoke. A good trail climbs steadily in the forest and leads to beautiful alpine terrain within an hour. After hiking across subalpine meadows, the trail handrails bluffs to access the south-east ridge. Travel on the ridge is pleasant; while gaining height, the surrounding mountains come into view. The final stretch is steeper providing a bit of excitement to an otherwise simple grind. The lookout itself is well maintained and unlocked, there are 2 bunk beds available. The summit offers a fine 360˚view and a nice platform atop the lookout to stretch out. This objective would be very popular if the access wasn't so lengthy and rough, a 4X4 or high clearance vehicle is recommended. It's possible to reach the lookout in late spring but some navigational skills may be required due to the trail in the forest being snowbound. I've done this outing at different times of the year, enjoying the flowers during the summer and the seclusion when the mountain is off-season. I compiled pictures taken at different times to illustrate how varying this trip can be. Staying overnight is definitely a treat!


The trail in the meadows is noticeable with a skiff of snow.


Spot the lookout!

handrailing bluffs

The trail handrails these bluffs.

ascent ridge

On the south-east ridge.

access ridge

A bit higher up.

looking back

Looking east, Revelstoke is about 25 kilometers as the crow flies.

numerous lakes

Numerous lakes surround the mountain.

mount copeland

North-eastern view towards Mount Copeland.

multiple layers

Almost same picture as above but multiple layers of cloud conceal the view.

at the top

Western view from the top.

west ridge

The west ridge as seen from the lookout's platform.

view north

View north.


The lookout.

twin lakes

Twin Lakes are somewhat visible.

north-western view

North-western view.

northern view with snow

Same view as above with snow.


Beautiful sunset.

on firm snow

Travelling across the meadows on firm snow. (spring 2020)


Glissading! (spring 2020)
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