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Red Rock Canyon

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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks
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Cincinnati, OH
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203 reviews 203 reviews
102 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited in July when the water level was low. There is a nice paved path around the upper part. It was good for a short walk.

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If your down at waterton then you must visit red rock canyon. Amazing rocks and interesting geological features make this great for kids too. Last visit we did we didn't venture too far as there was a bear foraging around in the parking lot.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a must see stop in the area of Waterton-Lakes. The glacial colored water running through red rocks is beautiful - great spot for photos.

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Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is easy to get to at the Red Rock Parkway. I guess it is technically a canyon but the word "canyon" creates an expectation of something much larger in scale. It is nice to see along with the little stream running through it. Presumably the size of the stream varies based on season. I recommend visiting the site, and... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is not truly a hike but a walking path along the canyon. It is a long drive out to the canyon area for this short walk. There are much better options in the Waterton area with spectacular scenery.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of Waterton National Parks best auto drives. Went to see the beautiful Red Rock Canyon, but really was able to see the Bears (1 Grizzly, 3 Black Bears) feeding on the higher terrain along the roadway. Canyon drive is easy, picturesque, and well worth the time and effort. Excellent restroom facilities by the Park at end of the drive.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Easy to get to and the canyon is striking. A bit like the Maligne Canyon in Jasper; smaller but with great colours. There is a real nice short hike up one side to the higher bridge and then back down the other side.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very nice but very busy on the Monday of a long weekend, we had to park along the road coming up because the parking lot was full. No time planned to hike, especially with a 2 yr old, but it was really nice to see some of it.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful nature and wonderful hiking trails. Best to go after 5 pm as it was less crowded and we were able to see 2 black bears high up on the mountain eating berries. The road to is very scenic and has ample turn in points for pictures. We stopped at Lone Horse Picnic area where the water was up close... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful area. The red rocks remind me of Utah. We didn't see any wildlife. We spent about 6 hours in Waterton. Tried to get the geocache that is here but the questions were too confusing.

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