The Palisade
2130m (6989ft.)

Located in the Athabasca River Valley, 4 km northwest of Pyramid Mountain. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 59; 30 Longitude 118; 08; 00, Topo map 83D/16

Panorama viewpoint: Athabasca River Bridge; Disaster Point. Can be seen from Highways 16 and 93N

Named in 1924. The cliffs resemble a defensive fortification. Official name.

Photo: The Palisade (with The Pyramid beyond) from the northeast on Highway #16
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Photo: The Palisade from Highway #16, 3 km south of Snaring River

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.
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