Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park

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  • The walk to the Paint Pots was a nice way to stretch your legs and see some interesting scenery. The walk was easy and not too long . The Paint Pots, their history and geology was interesting and the ...  more »
  • We took the walk to the paint pots in Kootenay with our grandkids. It is a pretty walk with a beautiful bridge over the river. Long walk, but worth it.  more »
  • First of all, I want to clear a couple things up from some of the other reviews: Please do NOT compare the paint pots here, which are from COLD water springs with Yellowstone or Iceland, the color in ...  more »
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  • I found this to be a peaceful stop with gorgeous scenery. The colors of the clay blended beautifully with the tall green grass. The walk to the ochre colored clay is maybe 10 minutes. We didn't do it but you can hike further up the trail. No, it's nothing terribly exciting but if you're looking for a serene piece of nature, this is it.
  • I really wish I could have seen this in the summer. It was a gorgeous hike with so many informational boards along the way discussing the history of the place. I don't recommend it for the winter though because you miss important pieces
  • If you're here on vacation, DONT COME HERE. It might as well be called mud pit. It's just brownish red mud in a bunch of holes. Sure, it can be used as paint but you can DIY this yourself at home.
  • Lovely little hike with great views. There's a washroom before you start and a bridge across the river. Nice stop during spring, summer and fall. May be too hard in winter.
  • Short hike- sign isn't clear about the fact that the paint pots are only about 20 min in, you don't have to hike all the way to ochre (which is on the signs at the trailhead). Quick walk over a bridge, then slightly uphill to where three paint pit ponds are located.
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