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Prairie View Lookout

Slope Length

9.8 KM

Begin with the trail that goes along Barrier Lake. After a couple kilometers the Trail will narrow and become steeper, leading to the first clearing. After a little bit more of a climb you will be rewarded with great views of Barrier Lake and the surrounding area – on a clear day you can see downtown Calgary off in the East!

LOCATION: Follow Highway 40 South 9km and turn right to the Barrier Lake Dam. Follow the road 300m to the parking area.
DISTANCE: 6.6km one-way
DURATION: 3-4 hours
ELEVATION CHANGE: 421m / 1,368ft

TRAIL REPORT: Alberta Parks Website
Kananaskis Valley Summer Trails Pamphlet with Map: Download