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5 nights 6 days in the Rockies!

Colleyville, Texas
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5 nights 6 days in the Rockies!

My husband & I are traveling to the area middle of July. We wan to hike, horseback ride, & possibly zipline & I really, really, want to see as much wildlife as possible, especially bears! Which of the choices below would make the best itenerary for our 5 nights? We get in at 1 on our first day & we leave at 2 on the 6th day.

1.Calgary

2.Banff

3.Jasper

4.Jasper

5.Banff or Cannmore

or

1.Calgary

2.Banff

3.Jasper

4.Lake Louise

5.Banff

or

1.Calgary

2.Banff

3.Jasper

4.Banff

5.Banff

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: 5 nights 6 days in the Rockies!

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Hi nlgluck ~

Drive immediately to Banff for 2 nights

Drive a full day on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper for 2 nights

Drive a bonus full day on the IP to Banff for 1 final night before your flight out

Drive the 2 hours to Calgary airport. Allow 2 hours plus the airline's recommendation for checkin time.

Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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2. Re: 5 nights 6 days in the Rockies!

Did you not notice, I answered the same in your other post. Skip Calgary. Also, do not be disappointed if you do not see a single bear on this five day trip. I spent 12 days in the parks last summer (6 of those in back country and the closest we got was seeing tracks). I've been

told there are only around 60-70 grizzlies in the Banff area as compared to over 300 in Glacier US and over 600 Yellowstone. Dumb luck and being in the right place at the right time is how you will see bears. Try many glacier mid August of you want to see bears.

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