Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park

Hike the scenic trail of Red Rock Canyon, a parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park. The easily accessible trail is suitable for all ages and shouldn’t be missed when spending time in Waterton. The laid-back trail measures about 1 km (0.62 mi) and takes you on a loop up the canyon, across a footbridge, and back downhill. Enjoy walking the picturesque trail alongside the creek, which rushes through the vibrant red stone canyon. Learn interesting tidbits about the canyon from the plaques that line the path. Put Red Rock Canyon into our Waterton Lakes National Park trip builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Make this part of your overall visit to the Waterton area. We combined trail riding and a boat tour of the lake including lunch and souvenir hunting in town.  more »
  • This is a must to stop every time we come to the park. TIP - go early for good parking. It is fun to sit & have a picnic lunch next to the water and dip your tired feet in the cool water. Lots of fun ...  more »
  • Definitely a must see in waterton park. It's a quick little hike which is nice if you aren't too active. You can also go down to the water on the side of the canyon to dip your toes in which was a nic...  more »
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  • The place to be on a warm sunny day. It was busy with families having a good time in the creek. Lovely colours of the rock formations. Well worth the visit. Also, Blakiston Falls is a short hike, not to be missed.
  • Cool and short hike. It was great fun climbing down the beautiful red rocks to touch the water. Gets busy as it has been newly renovated with new wood flooring/stairs also it is a fairly easy hike perfect for families.
  • Always good to go there for a quick break-away
  • The canyon is nice to drive. The red rock at the end is beautiful. Take the hike to Blakiston falls. It's a short hike with a spectacular view of the falls at the end.
  • Beautiful canyon to walk through, easy to manage for the whole family. Which also means it is quite crowded.

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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