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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Prairie View Lookout - Barrier Lake

Did an awesome hike this week in Kananaskis; Prairie View Lookout at Barrier Lake. The parking lot is located off Highway 40 in the day use area by the Barrier Lake dam. It is around a 25 minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway.

The trail follows an old fire road and you are also able to mountain bike on it. It is definitely a good climb with a decent amount of elevation gain. Luckily the view from the top is so incredible and makes it all worth it!


Barrier Lake is a gorgeous colour and seeing it at 1917 metres gives you a totally different view. If wanting to go further, the Barrier Lake Fire Lookout is another 600 metres from the Prairie View Lookout and although it is a very steep climb, the views are even more incredible (you can even see Calgary on a clear day).

Hike Details:
Prairie View - 10.8 km (return) at approximately four hours with 537 metres in elevation gain
Barrier Lake Lookout - 14 km (return) at approximately five hours and 625 metres in elevation gain


Remember to always check trail conditions before starting a hike and dress appropriately!

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