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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 2013
Type: Canyons, National Parks
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Easy trails all around this Canyon. Beautiful views and scenery. My wife and I saw a HUGE Grizzly pop out of the bush and walk towards us on one of the trails. He was as not threatening as one could imagine but was still enough to get our blood flowing ;-)

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We've been here in the begining of last September. We slept in Waterton and drove to the Canyon before sunrise. We've spotted 11 bears in two mornings (as well as moose, coyotes and others...) just walking on the road or very close to it. It might sound odd but sometimes it's not easy spotting the bears as they are hidden... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I first came to Red Rock Canyon in 1978 as a child and loved it. I spent hours playing in the river, climbing the rocky outcrops, exploring the woodlands around. My family used to come here often to barbeque and whilst I loved the place I didn't really appreciate quite how special it was until I came back as an... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We took the walk around the canyon. It was very beautiful and got terrific pictures of flowers, rocks, and lots of other things .The waterfall is gorgeous. I highly recommend taking the full walk if you can. There are benches on the way around so you have places to rest.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Family spent a couple of days in this area. Hiked and cooled off in Red Rock Canyon. Found plenty of quiet places we enjoyed as a family. We were there in July and did not have traffic problems. Late afternoon was the time we spotted many bears and their cubs. Pack a lunch and enjoy the beauty and peace!!

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The loop through the Red Rock Canyon area was where we saw the majority of wildlife. We went several times a day and were never disappointed; there was always some sort of wildlife to enjoy and photograph. Since it was September, traffic was not much of a problem, but I imagine that there are some pretty good jams during the... More

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The drive out: two grizzlies and a black bear family. Gorgeous aspens. Great plains intruding into the mountains, much different scenery from Banff and Jasper.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Red Rock Canyon has a lovely walking trail. You can stay on one side of the canyon, or do a loop around. There is a bridge across as well. The whole trail took us an hour including stopping for photos. Lots of parking.

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Lethbridge
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Want to see a bear in Waterton? Follow the road to red rock canyon and find one on the mountainside! If you're not good at spotting, than spot a bear spotter and follow him :-)

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We actually drove to the end of the road twice because we had some good bear sightings. The hiking that you can do up the canyon is fun and you can go as far and make it as difficult or easy as you want. The rock colors are beautiful and the cold water is very refreshing on a hot day.... More

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