Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park

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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. To visit Red Rock Canyon and get the most from your holiday in Waterton Lakes National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Waterton Lakes National Park itinerary planner.
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  • This is one of the many sites in Waterton National Park. It small but pretty. Do not expect a hug canyon like the Red Rock's of Nevada but it is still beautiful.  more »
  • Lots of people hike or bicycle to Red Rock Canyon, but it is a very short drive, if a bit slow because of so many people on the narrow and twisty lanes. Almost everyone sees a bear while heading to or...  more »
  • We were camping just NE of Waterton and our friend recommended this hike when we ventured down for the day. The mountains down here felt so different from near Banff, it was like being in a different ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A nice place to visit if you go to Waterton National Park. The colors of the red canyon are beautiful. There are lots of trails to explore too.
  • A regular stop any time I visit Waterton. Truly a must see!
  • Red Rock canyon is awesome! But make sure your take the short hike to the Blakiston falls

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