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Grotto Canyon

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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk

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Stoned canyon, easily accessible but be careful on the stoney ground. Really wonderful scenery and views at the start and interesting rocks and gully's all the way. Look out for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stoned canyon, easily accessible but be careful on the stoney ground. Really wonderful scenery and views at the start and interesting rocks and gully's all the way. Look out for the rock carvings (we missed them!)

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Thank Jimmy M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are near Banff or Canmore for even one day, this is a very fun family hike! Takes about 2 - 3 hours but is quite easy. The trailhead can be hard to find... park near Baymag Factory - there is a dedicated parking spot for hikers, near a small pond. Head west.. the first part of the trail... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a surprise hike that takes you on a path, and then into a river bed. You step rock to rock through ever deepening canyon. There are Indian hieroglyphs. The 2013 flood filled in the creek bed somewhat, so it's not what it used to be, but still a cool family hike.

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Thank tripann
Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was recommended by more locals than any other we asked about. We never found the petroglyphs on the canyon walls but had a great time on this adventure. You are hiking through a canyon nearly the entire trail - waterfall, boulders, and near the end (or where we stopped) a cave way up a hoodoo-type wall that challenges... More 

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Thank baddcatt15
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike for novice to average hikers! Only an hour or so each way. Pictographs are interesting, and the waterfall at the end is great!

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Thank Russ J
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice walk. Maybe about 1.5 hours to the canyon and back depending on how long you stop and hang out at the canyon. The first part of the walk is through trees and then lots of noise from the power plant but once you get past that then it's a beautiful walk. Quite a few people strapping up to... More 

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Thank Shannon E
St. Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

almost dry river bed, some great views, but probably better in the winter when you can ice hike. easy hike to canyon.

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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We almost turned around as the start of this hike takes you past a mining plant where the noise gives you a headache. But after 1-2 km, you turn into the dry creek bed and the noise pollution goes away and the scenery gets interesting. The walls of the canyon are high and the rocks are interesting. Be sure to... More 

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Thank GoWolfpack
Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This hike follows the Grotto Creek bed. You can only get to the trail if you follow the path from the Grotto Creek pond day use area to the plant and go BEHIND the plant following the path to the creek bed. You will see a bench on the left overlooking the valley and creek bed. Just to the right... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Do it. Great hike with little elevation but lots of rocks and difficult walking. Stunning cliff views from below and interesting always.

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