Windermere Loop Road connects with Highway 93/95 in two places. Both distances are measured from the stoplights on the highway at the turnoff to Invermere.
0 km: Drive south on Highway 93/95 from the stoplights for Invermere.
2.6 km: For north access to Windermere Loop Road, turn left (east), N93509-E71827. Drive the loop road for 3.2 km and turn off left or continue south on the highway to:
6.5 km: South access to Windermere Loop Road (also called Kootenay #3 Road), N90263-E73196. Take the left fork at 1 km. Drive another 3 km and turn off right. The turnoff (east) from Windermere Loop Road, N92467-E74527, is an H shape where two major roads run parallel and the turnoff is the centre of the H.
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Mount Swansea FS Road
Steep, especially between the 1 and 2 km signs. Switchbacks are groomed with ample parking at the top.
0 km: Turn east from Winderemre Loop Road.
30 m: Cross the Westroc mine haul road. Drive straight on the (signed) Mount Swansea FS road. (For Bumpy Meadows, turn right onto the mine haul road; watch for huge mining trucks Monday to Friday.)
150 m: Lower trailhead for Swansea Slopes trail begins on left.
5 km: Upper parking lot and Mount Swansea trailhead to the lookout. Road ends, N95300-E74200.
Swansea Slopes trails
The trailhead begins on the left side of Mount Swansea FS Road, about 150 m from the Westroc mine offices. I have not tried this trail. It may have variable conditions, but I understand it is popular.
0 km: From the base of the road the trail begins on the left (west). The trail veers away left and ascends the slopes.
4.4 km: The top parking lot for Swansea Mountain lookout, N95300-E74200. For the way down, look for a trail heading off the east side, and descend via the south ridge trail.
10 km: Base of the trail on the main Swansea Road just uphill from where you started.