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Crypt Lake Trail

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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife

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Beauitful hike

This is a lovely full day hike !! With a beautiful pay off when you get to the lake. The only down side is the cost of the boat ride to get to the trail head.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Keswick ontario canada
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Keswick ontario canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely full day hike !! With a beautiful pay off when you get to the lake. The only down side is the cost of the boat ride to get to the trail head.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Boat trip to trail head, woods, meadows, amazing waterfall views, crossing bare rock, crawling through a tunnel and then hanging onto a cable on the side of a cliff. Best hike I've had in a long time.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Overall great hike with stunning sights. The tunnel and "crux" of the hike with the steel cable over the steep ledge made for a great thrill and fun pictures. Only downside is that I personally like to soak in the beauty of the zenith of any hike (Crypt Lake in this case), but this was difficult because of the time... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not much else to add that other reviewers haven't yet; $22 for the boat ride there and back. It is a long hike - yes. Pack enough for the hike; water and lunch. But the high-light is the hike itself - 3 amazing water falls, adrenaline pumping cliff walk and the challenge of the ladder and tunnel. And the prize... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Highly recommend this scenic hike! So much variation in scenery and can be completed in 4.5 hours. The water in Crypt lake is delicious, fill your bottles. Don't let your girlfriend collect rocks if you're caring the backpack

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well worth the effort and not as difficult as advertised, just a long days march. We ended up hiking 25km including walking around the lake. Note that the trail is free but the boat ride over to the starting point will cost you $22 each and you have to be back by 530pm or you're stranded for the night.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Strenuous, but amazing. Views are outstanding - multiple falls and the lake is pristine. Loved the challenge of the ladder, tunnel and chains section.

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Rossland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are in the park or planning a trip, you should consider hiking up to Crypt Lake. The hike is absolutely worth while doing. Take the early boat to Crypt Landing as you will need as much time as possible for the return trip. There is a small tunnel and some steel ropes at the end. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The scenery is great along the way with several beautiful waterfalls and lots of wildflowers to admire. The ladder, steel rope and tunnel are very manageable with a little time and patience, don't let them discourage you from taking this climb.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing trail, Amazing lake, Amazing boat ride, Amazed my legs and feet got me up there and down, totally exhausted but so worth the hike!

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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park

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