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Castle Mountain Lookout – Banff Hikes

Castle Mountain Lookout – Banff Hikes

If you’re looking for a fun, non-technical hike near Banff, hiking up to the Castle Mountain Lookout is a fantastic option. If you have microspikes, this trail is still accessible in the early springtime, when many of the high alpine walks are still deep under snow. The hike finishes at an old fire lookout. The fire lookout building may be long gone, but you’ll be able to sit on the foundations and see the spectacular view. We combined this with…

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C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

The trail to C-level Cirque is a forest-filled walk up to an old mining area just outside of Banff. There are some fantastic views of Lake Minnewanka on the way up, and then the viewpoint at the top allows you to stare up into a massive mountain bowl, that has been hollowed out by a glacier. This was the highest that miners were able to dig for coal. Our most recent trip to Japser and Banff was in the middle…

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