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Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park
(3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • We left the car in the parking area and started the trail, crossed the Kootenay River by an impressive bridge and deduct, thanks to the graffiti on a poster, you have to follow a few minutes left. Here is check less any signage by the park managers. We arrived at the area of ponds of ochre and give one back, trying not to get lost and stepping stones and tables that people has placed. Again, you can see the abandonment by the park managers. It is a very curious and could be better equipped.
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  • We were a little disappointed and expected more, but if you have never been to Yellowstone, this is interesting to see. It was a long walk to the actual paint pots and last part is kind of steep. The ...  more »
  • Indigenous source of red/orange pigment and turn of the 20th century ochre mine. This was not worth the walk from Marble Canyon. However, most people visiting took the walk directly from the section o...  more »