Photo: The Palisade (with The Pyramid beyond) from the northeast on Highway #16
- 2130 m (6,989ft)
- Naming History
Located in the Athabasca River Valley, 4 km northwest of Pyramid Mountain
Major Valley: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 16, 93N
Named for: The cliffs resemble a defensive fortification.
The Palisade is a seven kilometre long ridge with steep cliffs of Devonian Palliser Formation limestones facing the Athabasca Valley. Early travellers noticed its resemblance to a defensive military position.