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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk
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Good hike after the first KM

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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St. Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
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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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2 Thank Shavian
Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Walk is on relatively level ground with a few steep ups and downs, but not challenging. No significant elevation gains. You walk to a river bed and then hike up into the canyon. Quite extraordinary. See if you can find the pictographs.

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1 Thank Mercury752
Canmore, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a nice beginner hike. Make sure you take your camera with you and don't forget to check out the carvings on the rocks.

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Grand Forks, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice lake surrounded by beautiful mountains with possibility of catching a fish. One hour drive from Calgary or 15 minutes from Canmore.

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1 Thank jaygeedan
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

What a gorgeous hike!! We did the ice walk and it was so worth it! The hieroglyphics were the first I've ever seen in person, so that added to my amazement as well. The views were breathtaking.

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Thank Wetravel09
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The walk to get the canyon was longer than what the map said and was graced by power lines and sounds of the nearby industrial plants. But once in the canyon, total awe and peace! There wasn't any snow but still plenty of ice to walk on.

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Pretty cool hike to do in the winter, just no clear ending in sight. Also its kinda slippery so be prepared for that! Also if you continue on, lots of rocks, wear proper shoes!

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