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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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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife

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Definitely worth it. Need boat to get across lake to trail head. Challenging hike that includes going through rock tunnel and holding on to cable on steep ledge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Fort Macleod, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth it. Need boat to get across lake to trail head. Challenging hike that includes going through rock tunnel and holding on to cable on steep ledge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Crypt lake is one of my favourite hikes of all time. Really spectacular scenery and a fun trail. It is a challenging hike for sure but can be done with children (our daughter did it at age 5). The only down side is that it can be a bit of a circus when you start because everyone unloads from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I did this hike with my mom ( closing in on 65) and could not be prouder of her for finishing the hike ! The guides say the hike will take 6-8 hours and it took us 3.5 up and 3.5 back down . A fit young person could do the hike much faster than we had. We took the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Gorgeous trail upto Crypt Lake, starting the day at 09:00 hs with a ferry ride to the trail head. Get there early as we got there at 08:55 and got the last 2 tickets on the boat. It gets busy. At least 3 people were left behind and had to take the next ferry at 10:00 hs. Get to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

WOW! We had not planned to stay in Waterton more than one night but we heard about the hike to Crypt lake and couldn't resist. It was amazing! Pretty tough but oh so worth it! Yes we saw a bear too. But the hilghight has to be the cave ,the cable and then coming around to the lake. It's not... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This hike is strenuous, beautiful & a little scary at times (may be VERY scary for those with height issues).

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Irdning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Interesting hike - but be Award, that in Peak Season at the Tunnel you will most probably face necessity to wait in steep terrain

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

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

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

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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