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The Prairie View Trail, often called the Barrier Fire Lookout trail, switchbacks uphill on an old forestry road to a spectacular viewpoint looking south over Barrier Lake. From the viewpoint, visitors can either continue to the north side of the ridge to that Barrier Fire Lookout and a view over the Bow Valley, or descend towards Jewell Pass on a trail that is a little less obvious from the top, but becomes more clear as you reach the forest.
|Length:||6.6 km one-way to viewpoint|
|Elevation Profile||421 m / 1,368 ft m|
|Group Size Limit:||15 (Permit information)|
|Trail Map|| Bow & Kananaskis Valleys Trail Map|
|Trail Report:||Bow Valley|