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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Half-Day Small Group Canadian Rockies Hike from Canmore
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“creek bed” (13 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (8 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short, easy hike suggested by the Canmore Information Centre. Adored the view of lakes in the distance.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I attempted this hike in the summer and had to turn back due to the mosquitoes being very bad. I went back after the first snowfall and wasn’t disappointed! The hike is easy for all levels. Well marked with lots of beautiful cliff fronts to...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Well worth the visit but do remember appropriate footwear and clothing do not attempt a visit without them

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great hike up and old creek on the mountain side to a waterfall. Turn around at the waterfall and and back to the parking lot for a 4km hike or keep going up the creek.

Thank 373katelynw
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to spare in Canmore so tried this walk. It's a little slow going at first but as you get further into the canyon the rock walls and waterfalls are lovely. The path is rocks all the way so make...More

Thank Kylie E
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Waste of time (at least in July). The riverbed was dry. The walk here from the free parking lot besudes frog pond is very annoying. The hierogliphs were nowhere to be seen - seems they were eroded years ago and no one has bothered to...More

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were there at the end of a dry summer season and enjoyed walking through the narrow gorge mingling with the locals and watxching the daredevil rock climbers .

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely walk with my family. It was appropriately long and challenging that our little one felt like an adventurer, but I was not concerned for her safety. Gorgeous scenery.

Thank arjunadventure
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A relatively short hike up a spectacular river canyon (took 2 hours round trip) which gave us a taste of wilds of Rockies. River bed was dry in summer but probably is a raging torrent in spring. Only 10 minute drive from Canmore on Bow...More

Thank Neill G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We came here with our toddler. There were a few spots that were a little challenging for the little one, but we'll come back again anyway! We almost missed the pictographs on the Canyon wall, thankfully someone pointed them out to us! The waterfall at...More

Thank adventuremom28
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Brandon B
12 September 2017|
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Response from adventuremom28 | Reviewed this property |
As you are walking up the canyon, they will be on your left side as you enter the last section of the canyon right before the waterfall. They really are easy to miss...we had them pointed out to us!