Black Rock Lookout
CAN 3, AB 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers CAN 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 (2,416 m)
Administered by Environmental Protection, Land & Forest Service
Cooperators Bow Ranger District, and the Friends of the Eastern Slopes


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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