Bush River Road - Lake Kimbasket

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Bush River Forest Service Road is a well-maintained wide double-laned gravel and dirt road that runs through Crown Land; the speed limit is 60 KPM (38 MPH), and any vehicle should be able to handle this road. In the distance to the east, you can see the backside of the famous Icefields Parkway and the towering glaciers, including Mount Columbia; it’s a marvelous sight!

Along the way, there are spectacular views of the very long and narrow Kimbasket Lake, which is part of the Columbia River. Columbia Lake, the headwaters for the mighty Columbia River, is close by. The trail ends as you reach the base of Mount Bryce, and the views are unbelievable.

There are several campgrounds along the road, both dispersed where it’s first come, first served, and there is no charge, and recreation sites like Bush Arm, which offers amazing views of the crystal clear and vibrant blue lake. These developed campgrounds have a $15 charge per night.