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Castle Mountain Lookout
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Location:
Castle Junction,
Banff National Park

Date:
July 17, 2000

Distance:
7.4 kilometers

Maximum Elevation:
2100 meters

Elevation Gain:
550 meters

Time Required:
2.0 to 2.5 hours

 

Castle Mountain is among the most magnificent peaks in Banff with its towers, terraces and sheer walls. The short, steep trail climbs to the base of the great walls, and offers outstanding panorama views of the Bow Valley stretching from the grey limestone peaks near Banff to the glacier-capped summits near Lake Louise.

The first two kilometers of the trail only offers a few glimpses of the Bow Valley....

 

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