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Address: Red Rock Pkwy. | off park access rd., 10 km (6 mi) north of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

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A beautiful drive

Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful small gorge about a 20 minute drive from Wateron Lakes. You drive through the valley along a narrow paved road. At the end of the road is a parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful small gorge about a 20 minute drive from Wateron Lakes. You drive through the valley along a narrow paved road. At the end of the road is a parking area and a two minute walk to the canyon. You can hike up a few hundred metres to cross a bridge that goes over the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You drive right up to this, no hiking to it. When we were there, it was hot and there were 50 or more kids down playing in it. It was pretty.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

beautiful red canyon...nice little walkway and watch out for bears! fairly easy walk for those with limited ability.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bit of a dissappointment expected more colour in the canyon. We actually stopped off at a rest area on the way which had more colour and more interesting even if smaller. Another issue was trying to get photos due to families and individuals having the selfish need to climb down into the canyon to sit around or take selfies of... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Drive the Red Rock Canyon road early in the morning or at dusk, and you will be able to spot bears in the meadows and down in the river bed.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This drive was great because of the beautiful wildflowers & the blonde grizzly on the side of the road. The canyon itself is just ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Should have figured the rain clouds would produce rain! Had a nice walk around the small canyon and got great pictures before the down pour! Was hoping to see wildlife reported in other posts but we were not as lucky. Great place to take kids and have them enjoy the creek in canyon. Reminded me of Slide park in Sedona... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous drive to the canyon. Plentiful parking. Bring your water shoes (with a good tread) so you can climb down the rocks and dip your feet in the water. Walk the loop from the lower bridge to the upper bridge - about 10 minutes without stopping. Lots of great photo ops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Red Rock Canyon is very beautiful, the trails are easy so you don't need to be a hard core outdoors person to take it all in.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When you get to the canyon from the parking lot, you'll see lots of people to your right and almost no people to your left. That's because inherently most people are lazy and just want to sit down as soon as they get to the spot. So, go left and you'll have great view to yourself. Also, if you keep... More 

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Address: Address: Red Rock Pkwy. | off park access rd., 10 km (6 mi) north of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park

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