Rating: 5 stars.
Use: Hiking, Biking.
Distance: 1.5 km.
Description: Sol Mountain Lodge is located just south of Monashee Provincial Park. Sol Mountain are not just known for their amazing ski touring in winter. For a few years I flew guest exchanges for the crew at Sol. They are truly great people. In the summer they offer a first class lodge and trail system. Check out their webpage on the Website Links page. At this point they just offer hiking, but rumour has it they will soon be one of few lodges to offer alpine mountain biking as well. Check them out. Incidentally, this road also provides a great starting point to alpine traverses in the Monashees mountains. A short hike through alpine meadows gives great access to the eastern boundary of the Monashee Provincial Park trail network.
Directions: Drive south of Revelstoke on Highway 23. Just before the Shelter Bay ferry launch, turn right onto the Shelter Bay FSR. From here it is a 35.5 km drive to the North Fosthall Road. The road is well signed with Sol signage. Once you are on the North Fosthall Road, follow it all the way to the trailhead. From the trailhead it is a short 1.5 km hike to the lodge.
- Shelter Bay FSR: N50 38.857 W117 55.993
- North Fosthall Road: N50 23.201 W118 01.503
- Sol Mountain Lodge Trailhead: N50 26.693 W118 10.549
- Sol Mountain Lodge: N50 26.983 W118 11.658
Useful Maps: Backcountry Road Mapbook.
- Shelter Bay FSR: P&T Traffic #2 – 156.240
- North Fosthall Road: P&T Traffic #1 – 154.665