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Old 04-21-2018, 11:39 PM   #1
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Hwy 95 from Castle Junction, AB to Radium Hot Springs BC

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Planning trip to Calgary/Lake Louise, AB this summer wondering what the highway conditions are for a diesel pusher and toad (tunnels, steep grades, narrow roads, etc.) on Hwy 95 between Castle Junction and Radium Hot Springs???

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Either route you take they are good wide paved highways. If you've made it that far you should have no problems. Hwy 93 is a direct route. To travel hwy 95 you'd have to take hwy 1 to Golden BC then south to Radium.
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Hello,

Thank you... you caught my error. I meant to say Hwy 93 not 95. in my research I read there was a 10% grade somewhere near Radium Hot Springs. Do you recall the grade and was it an issue???

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If memory serves , sometimes it does, the steepest grade is very short . You just need to be aware and keep your downhill speed low, with summertime traffic , everyone will be going slow. Read " slow " as crawling.
When I drove through, I was driving from Radium , with a truck and fiver.
Last time I was in the area, and planned to use the route , 93 was closed due to a wildfire.
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Took that road last June in a 41’ DP pulling a toad. Good road. Only steep part was in Radium for a very short distance. Great road to see bears.
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Hello,

Thank you... you caught my error. I meant to say Hwy 93 not 95. in my research I read there was a 10% grade somewhere near Radium Hot Springs. Do you recall the grade and was it an issue???

Again thank you,
I've been through that area many times over the years but I don't recall any particular steep grades. If there was it short enough to be a non issue.

You might see bears. As a precaution though, if you come across any bear scat with tiny bells in it don't linger in the area.





Just kidding about the bells of course. Have a great trip.
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If you are leaving Banff and going to Radium, then YES the last downhill into Radium is steep and fairly long. If you know its there then you can take it easy going down. The hill ends at a 4 way stop but the speed limit slows down way before that and if you're not prepared it can bite you. The hill is marked so there's no surprise but when they say slow, they mean it. It is not a scary road and it is very scenic, google maps the last 4 miles into radium and you'll see what I mean. Avoid it? NO. Just use common sense, the right gear going down and take it slow. Semi's use around 4th going down loaded so that says something. It enters a slow zone with population and 30mph zone while still slowing from the hill. Would/have I done it? Yes.
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