Hiking enthusiasts have received a heads-up for a temporary closure of the Prairie Mountain trail and surrounding area in late May.

The area will be closed from May 23 to Oct.1 for construction to develop a safe and sustainable trail that supports year-round use and to improve wayfinding signage along the trail.

Prairie Mountain is located in the Kananaskis Country public land-use zone in the Elbow Valley, across Hwy. 66 from Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area. It provides hiking and other non-motorized recreation opportunities. 

Hwy. 66, Prairie Creek Trail, and the Pistolero Trail will remain open.