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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  • Red Rock Canyon is a must-do for the Avid hiker the scenery is breathtaking. Walking on the river bed you explore the canyon with it's smooth weathered Red Rocks delicate flora and fauna abound. Prist...  more »
  • Watch for bears and other wildlife as you make the drive to Red Rock Canyon. We saw a mother bear with two cubs as we left on our first visit in 2011; in 2017, we watched a bear eating berries during ...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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