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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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Canyon Hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Besides the fact that you have to walk past a lime and magnesium refinery at the beginning, this walk is beautiful. We did the Ice Walk which is obviously in winter up the river bed. We wound through narrow gorges that opened and closed upon us with a new discovery and delight at every twist and turn, at times it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Grotto was an interesting experience! It is nice to see it kept in its natural state (as opposed to Johnston Canyon which has rooms/food kiosk/more signs/more people etc). Although it was a little tricky to find the entrance into the Canyon itself - once in it was stunning. We saw ice climbers and even a few original native drawings

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The first km of the hike is a bit boring, and you're close to the concrete plant. But, once you get to the canyon it is so stunning. So worth the hike. We took kids too and it wasn't too difficult for them at all. Just make sure you have some sort of traction device for your boots so you... More 

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

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