Settlers Road

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Settlers Road is a wide, mostly gravel road that starts in Kootenay National Park and runs along the majestic Kootenay River. The river gets its vivid blue waters from the nearby glacier runoff. Much of the road is thick tree-lined, but there are amazing views of the river and surrounding glaciers, including The Height of the Rockies Provincial Park.

Horseshoe Rapids Recreation Site is a free dispersed camping area with vault toilets but no running water or electrical hookups. The campsites provide great views of the Kootenay River and the rapids in a large bend in the river. 

The road passes through an open cattle range, so watch out for cows in the middle. The road is in very good condition. Any vehicle can handle this trail. High clearance or 4X4 is not required.