Mythos Mixed Ice Crag
Mythos crag is located up Owen Creek on the edge of Banff National Park along Highway 11 (David Thompson Highway).
- Coming from Banff or Jasper – drive to the Saskatchewan river crossing along the Icefield Parkway. From the river crossing head east on highway 11 for 5.9 km. You will park along the side of the highway right before a sign that indicates you are leaving the park.
- From Nordegg it is 86.4 km. Drive along Highway 11 until you hit the first sign that indicates you are entering the national park and immediately the creek will be on your right-hand side with a giant bear warning sign. Park next to the sign.
The Approach is straightforward and follows the summer hiking trail up Owen Creek. The approach takes around 1.5-2 hours if the trail is broken in and 2-3 hours if you are breaking trail. Around 45 minutes -1 hour into the Hike you will be able to see the Mythos crag up high on the right hand side. Keep following the creek till you reach a spot with a cairn on the left and head into the trees following the occasional piece of flagging tape to a small slope beneath the crag. Hike up the slope and you will have arrived at your destination. There is Avalanche Hazard on the final slope on the approach which can be avoided by staying in the trees on the left as you approach the crag. Everything above and beneath the climbs is below the treeline.