The height of the Rockies Provincial Park is a vital link in a protected area network that stretches north and south along the Great Divide. This park has high biodiversity values and provides ideal habitat for various animals and plants, including grizzly bears and mountain goats. Both rich forests and everlasting icefields are protected in this area. The spectacular southern Rocky Mountains are known for their geographical and aesthetic variety, provided by seven main mountain passes.
There are fifteen access points into the park, including five significant trailheads. These trailheads are accessible by summer logging roads, from Canal Flats on Highway 93/95 via White River and Palliser River Roads and Elkford and Sparwood on Highway 3 via the Elk River Road.