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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first part of it can be loud with the mill but once you enter the canyon, it is quiet. Make sure you have proper footwear as you walk along larger stones and loose rocks. We found some native pictographs in red ink and past...More

1  Thank teeka33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go here very bad experience. The trail was very bad, it was right next to a mineral factory and very noisy. The loud sound from the factory completely ruined the experience. After we passed the factory the trail was rocky and no scenic...More

Thank Prabhat G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this through the AllTrails app for our iPhones. The first part of the trail is a bit noisy because you go past the Baymag mill, but once the path turns into the forest, it becomes wonderful. Beautiful views and the ancient rock drawings are...More

Thank kated722018
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The first kilometre to the canyon had construction and power lines, but once you’re past that it’s gorgeous. Great views and an amazing waterfall. Good climbing areas. We enjoyed walking in between the mountains and watching them rise up. Enough of a challenge to keep...More

Thank Jodi M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Amazing to walk on a riverbed, a rift between the Rockies. Pictographs done by indigenous natives 100s of years ago are fading away. Remarkably lucky if you spot it. Smooth rounded rocks prised out of the mountain by the hurtling river water carpets the whole...More

Thank Suj D
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

It seems like Grotto Canyon is considered more of a winter destination for visitors but it was thoroughly enjoyable in July. The first stretch through some logging/construction was a little odd for a hike but from other reviews I knew not to be discouraged. It...More

1  Thank Moe C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We did this hike in February when the river was frozen. It was such a great hike with the family! Ice cleats are a must but it's unique and beautiful!

Thank Erin J
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We enjoyed the hike and the beautiful views. Very rocky with s!mall stream of water. Some like better than Johnston Canyon - but the 2 do not even compare - totally different. We had a hard time finding the trail head. In the parking lot...More

Thank Ronda M
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Tour guide Becca, will take you on a very educational, historical and adventurous 4km journey/2-2.5hrs up a frozen lake canyon that has risen from the earths chambers below. It was amazing with the wildlife and ice structures. Tour was with ‘Discover Banff Tours’ and they...More

Thank emmachloe1419
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Chose to walk this without a guide which I’m glad we did, but when I got to the waterfall I wasn’t sure we had made it yet. So we went left and up to the open canyon where the caves are , but in winter...More

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Brandon B
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Response from Hedy T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes you can indeed easly miss them so did we in the first instance as we were busy putting our spikes on. Not sure how it looks currently compared to the winter tim. If you walk into the first part ofthe canyon its a... More
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