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Address: 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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What a great way to experience a small canyon. Very easy to navigate, a littlw chanllenging at times with young children, but nothing too overly difficult. Gives you an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arturo L
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Lethbridge
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Lethbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to experience a small canyon. Very easy to navigate, a littlw chanllenging at times with young children, but nothing too overly difficult. Gives you an opportunity to connect with nature and disconnect from reality.

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could drive the entire road to Red Rock Canyon, but then you got to the end and had to wonder what you were meant to do there. I visited at the end of September and they were doing road construction. Part of the canyon trail was open. The trail to Blackiston Falls was closed (my primary reason for having... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main trail around the canyon is short and interesting to see. It loops around the canyon and take only about 20 minutes to go around though the upper bridge was closed so we only went up one side and returned the same way. We enjoyed the longer trail but took the 30 minute hike to the "falls" but found... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went a slightly drab October afternoon but loved every minute. The drive up the canyon was breathtaking with glimpses of the mountains surrounding us. There are plenty of places to stop on the route to enjoy the views. The top has toilets and there is short walk where it become clear where the 'red rock' name comes from. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My Dad and I drove Red Rock Canyon in October. We made it to the end and hiked the trails a bit. The drive and trails were beautiful. We were told that the bears were heading to higher ground so we unfortunately did not see any this trip. One complaint, the restrooms at the end of the road were some... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We almost gave up on seeing this because we couldn't nab a parking spot. Finally found one in the lot on the left. This is a gorgeous canyon. The science and history is well explained with signs along the way. There was also two park interpreters with animal skins to touch. They were knowledgeable and answered questions from all. It... More 

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Thank Elaine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Red Rock Canyon in the fall is a stunning mix of reds, greens and golds. It's an easy walk down to the canyon. Don't miss it!

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Thank NetskieB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

A great spot for the windy days...or any day. Common to spot a bear or two on the drive; unique formations and incredible smells.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Red Rock is a small canyon with brick colored red rocks. There's a paved walkway up both sides that crosses the top of the canyon with a bridge. It doesn't take more than about a half hour to thoroughly explore the canyon.

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Regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

it was raining and foggy the day we drove up to red rock but we did manage a small hike. The river was great to walk along and would love to go back on a not so rainy day to do some more hikes.

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