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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 4038592362
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Awesome, Not To Be Missed Hike!

September 14, 2016 My brother and I caught the 10:00 a.m. boat ride to the Crypt Lake Trail. It was a beautiful day, sunny and calm, about 55 degrees. The Fall colors were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

September 14, 2016 My brother and I caught the 10:00 a.m. boat ride to the Crypt Lake Trail. It was a beautiful day, sunny and calm, about 55 degrees. The Fall colors were Spectacular! You can definitely hear the waterfalls echoing thru the canyons long before you arrive at them. The hike was strenuous uphill for the last mile or... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of many destinations closed to the public during the last major long weekend of the season by Parks Canada. I recommend avoiding Waterton Lakes National Park altogether. Had I known of all the closures I never would have made plans to come here in the first place. Save your money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

..... Then this is the hike for you! We saw a grizzly about 30 feet away from us foraging on the way up to the lake and on the way down he was on the trail foraging. The views are amazing and the real thrill comes near the top when you must climb a ladder to go through a narrow... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As all the other reviewers as stated this is a amazing hike. On the day I went the wind was blowing from the SW at 36 and gusting to 55 and the hike was still very enjoyable. Most if the hike you do not get hit with the wind, I believe we were effected by the wind for approximately 1... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hike but you have to commit. Conditions changed a lot, so bring your hot-cold-wet layers. Eat a good breakfast it's a climb to the lake. Great views. We did encounter a black bear, completely harmless and couldn't wait to get away from us. But be prepared with bear spray. Difficult for those with knee or back problems. Poles may... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to hike in a group of 4 but if you are missing a few, don't worry, when you get off the boat that takes you to the trail head, just yell out that you are looking for partners and there are plenty of others in the same position. This isn't a gentle day hike, there are some serious... More 

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Dorchester, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 4th climb of Crypt Lake Trail. It remains one of my all time favorite hikes. Great scenery, waterfalls, fun people on the trail. Busy on the weekend (this was the first time I went on a weekend, all other times were during the week). Bit of a traffic jam at the tunnel, but all worked out. Beautiful... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviews describe this hike includes many components you don't find elsewhere. I'd recommend taking the early boat there and the late boat back to leave lots of time to enjoy the scenery. Sadly the lake was closed off when we got there due to a grizzly bear, but that just means we'll have to do it again :).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike! Lots of switchbacks with 2200 feet of elevation. Last 1/2 mile has a very narrow trail with falloff that would be fatal! There is a steel cable to hold onto! Also features a narrow cave that is confining even if you are slender, especially with your backpack. But if you want a thrill and ate fit, it is... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an all day hike, we caught the 8:30 boat over and took the 4pm boat back. You gain a pretty good bit of elevation throughout the hike, and views are beautiful. Not for the faint of heart...towards the end you climb a tiny narrow metal ladder, walk through a dark and narrow tunnel, and then have to scale... More 

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