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Crypt Lake Trail

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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 4038592362
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Absolutely amazing hike

The little ferry across was great and reasonably priced, I recommend taking the earlier ferry. The hike was amazing, slightly scary around the tunnel, but worth it. We saw a bear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nathan A
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The little ferry across was great and reasonably priced, I recommend taking the earlier ferry. The hike was amazing, slightly scary around the tunnel, but worth it. We saw a bear on the trail, but he was not interested in us and just walked on. Bring lots of water with you, or a water filter. Staff on the ferry was... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything the other 5 star reviews say is correct. This was an amazing trek which I took with my son just before he started college. Hope to try again.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a stroll, it is a good hike, and it is well worth while your effort. You will go through several types of vegetation and scenery, and I enjoyed each and everyone of them. There is even some passes that are not for the faint of heart. They are not Physically extreme (like a ascent-descent by a steep... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hike! We took the second boat towards the island and got on the first boat back, it tooks us approx 6 hours. Even for unexperienced hikers is it a good hike. Such a beautiful hike, climbing on the rocks, flat trail hiking, through the tunnel, every hiking activity was included. And the views were spectaculair, during the hike... More 

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King Salmon, Alaska
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is one of our favorite hikes in Waterton. Go prepared! The scenery is incredible and the hike is hard but really fun. We always joke that the crypt hike is up hill both ways! you will most likely see a bear or two just FYI. The water falls and crawling through the tunnel are a definite highlight. Make sure... More 

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Thank Katherine E
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hike with gorgeous views along the way. You see three waterfalls as you hike. Natural tunnel in the mountain makes for a unique experience, you couldn't feel more humbled than when you have to go threw this tunnel and then when you come out and realize what your about to hike. The cable walk is intense. I took my... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Crypt Lake hiking experience was incredible. Don't go though, if you are not prepared to enjoy the walk with dozens of vacationers looking for the same experience. It can also get quite noisy at times, especially when the children of the unprepared parents, get tired. Access is by chartered boat ( not free ) or take your own personal... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A CABLE along the cliff edge about 1000 feet deep! This was the first time I tried climbing cliff edge with a cable. I'm not scared about height. But I were really terrified this time. Over all, it was a life time experience. Worth it! We went on a very cold summer day after storm. The temperature was about 45... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a must do for any trekker. Access is by boat that runs to and from the trail-head twice daily. Be prepared for a full day and be aware that there are only 2 boats to take you back to Waterton at the end of the day. having said that, we had no trouble making the first boat back... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the more challenging hikes I've done in Waterton. We were ill prepared, but despite being frozen and famished the end of the hike was worth every second. You pass by three waterfalls, cross a thin rocky ledge, climb an 8-foot fall steel ladder, and crawl through a natural tunnel. It poured rain while we were there... More 

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