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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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A fantastic family friendly hike

I was completely amazed by the beauty of this little canyon. I had hiked up with my son (age 12), my husband and a friend. We loved every minute of it! Now granted we didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was completely amazed by the beauty of this little canyon. I had hiked up with my son (age 12), my husband and a friend. We loved every minute of it! Now granted we didn't exactly stay on the trails ventured to scramble a few rock formations and river beds but it felt like we explored every nook and cranny.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The person who recommended this walk to us was very nice. The place wasn't. Some of the hike crosses abandoned rock quarries and some goes right by a Magnesite plant that manufactures magnesium oxide. It sounds like 800 prisoners inside the siloes smashing rocks and smells like they are all vegans cooped up in a shed that ventilates the trail... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The only downside to this hike was the loud magnesium plant right next to the trail. But it's a beautiful area.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Easy to find from Canmore. The hike is nothing spectacular. We were told it was very nice prior to the floods of 2013. The actual trail is difficult to find after hitting the creek bed. There was no water flowing -- most likely due to the low snow pack this year.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A little confusing to find but once we did it was a nice hike. A little chilly the day we went but expect temperature changes on the hike. We went from gloves and hat and coat to removing them and sweating to becoming cold again! (Mid May hike) Just follow the canyon bed and you'll be fine! Park by the... More 

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Red Deer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Easy Sunday hike, however the hike is nice but the waterfall at the end was nothing to write home about. 2/3rds of the hike was walking in a dry flooded creek bed. Would be fine for the whole family.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What a remarkable walk! The flood did very little damage up to the waterfall and about half a kilometer past it. Once you leave the narrow canyon and enter into the wider area the signs are the flood are stark. It becomes a difficult walk through a boulder field. I went as far as the hoodoos then turned back. I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I would say this would be an easy to moderate hike. It was neat to see the waterfall, walk in the river best, etc. make sure to wear good shoes and bring water. The earlier you go the less busy it should be. For sure recommend!

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I just walked Grotto Canyon with friends today and the hike was lovely...go early in the morning to avoid lots of people or even better, go mid week. The walk is not too difficult and once you get to the waterfalls, you can keep going to an area where there are giant boulders brought down by the force of the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An interesting hike that you can do with the whole family. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Indian petroglyphs on the canyon wall and the fossils in the rocks near the water falls.

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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore

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