The hiking trail to Tombstone campground

Tombstone Backcountry Campground

Near Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Picnic table Bench Fire pit Firewood Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms
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Created by Sean on Sept. 30, 2023, 5:34 p.m.
Updated by Sean on Sept. 30, 2023, 5:41 p.m.


Tombstone Campground is located in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. Situated within the Canadian Rockies, this campground offers a basic and rustic camping experience.

Tombstone campground is accessible via a moderately challenging hiking trail that covers a distance of approximately 7.6 kilometers one way with 214 meters of elevation gain. The trailhead begins at the Elbow Pass Day Use Area and follows a well-maintained path through the forest, quickly gaining elevation before plateauing and following the Elbow pass valley.

Tombstone Campground is known for its natural surroundings and proximity to outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking and wildlife viewing. Hiking trails in the area provide access to scenic landscapes and alpine lakes. Nearby trails include:

1. Elbow Lake Trail: This is a relatively short and moderate hike that leads to Elbow Lake, a picturesque alpine lake surrounded by mountains. It's a great choice for those looking for a relatively easy hike with rewarding views.

2. Tombstone Lakes Trail: This trail is more challenging and takes you deeper into the wilderness. It leads to a series of beautiful alpine lakes, making it a popular choice for experienced hikers and backpackers.

3. Big Elbow Trail: This longer and more rugged trail follows the scenic Elbow River and is suitable for hikers and mountain bikers. It offers a more remote and less crowded experience compared to some of the other nearby trails.

At the campground there are some facilities for picnicing, this includes picnic tables, firepits, firewood and put toilets.

Picnic table and firepit at Tombstone campground
Picnic tables at Tombstone campground

Location and reservations

Open seasonally
Admission fee
Not available
Walk / hike

Picnic facilities

  • Picnic table Picnic table
  • Bench Bench
  • Fire pit Fire pit
  • Firewood Firewood
  • Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms

Other amenities

  • Scenic view Scenic view
  • Campground Campground
  • Hiking trail Hiking trail
  • Cycling trail Cycling trail
  • Equestrian trail Equestrian trail