Avalanche Peak - Crow River Route
Image: DOC



This route makes a good weekend trip, all against a backdrop of some of the best features of Arthur’s Pass National Park – glaciers, mountain peaks and ice-fed rivers. Crow Hut is at the bush edge in an alpine meadow.

Walking and tramping

2 days Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

In winter and spring (July to November) the route over Avalanche Peak is avalanche prone. Do not travel this route during heavy snow conditions.

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 318 9211
Email arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass 7654
Hours See visitor centre hours
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