Black Rock Lookout
CA 3, AB 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers CA 3, AB 3 (view other lookouts in Canada, Alberta)
Date Registered June 5, 1996
Nominated by Bob Young, Alberta Land and Forest Service
Location Alberta, Canada
Coordinates N 51° 20.161' W 115° 10.041' (view using Google Maps)
N 51° 20' 10" W 115° 10' 02"
N 51.336015° W 115.167342°
Elevation 7,925 ft (2,415 m)
Administered by Environmental Protection, Land & Forest Service
Cooperators Bow Ranger District, and the Friends of the Eastern Slopes

Description

Dramatically located against the vertical escarpment of the Rocky Mountains west of Calgary, Black Rock Lookout is a 10’x 10’ ground house constructed by the Canadian Forest Service in the late 1920s and staffed by provincial rangers. Always difficult to service -- it was a three-day trip by packhorse to bring in supplies -- the lookout was abandoned in the 1950s when part of the trail fell away. In 1995 the “Friends of the Eastern Slope” reshingled the cabin and a Junior Forest Ranger crew reconstructed the trail

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