September 27, 2020
The Red Rock Canyon is a short but fun interpretive trail in Waterton National Park. It takes 20 minutes to tour, if you’re really dogging it. We had just biked the Akamina Parkway, and thought this would be an ideal way to finish our day.
The Canyon has interpretive signs, and it used to be a loop. Unfortunately, the upper bridge is out.
We were there on a Sunday, in late September, during covid with no international visitors, and it was quite busy. I can imagine that during a regular summer weekend this place would be packed.
Whatever you have on 🙂
Parking and Trail Head
There is a parking lot right at the end of the Red Rock Parkway, right next to the Canyon. Or, you can cycle the Red Rock Parkway. See this trip report for all the info.
There is a pathway above the north and south shores of the canyon. It used to form a loop, but unfortunately the upper bridge is now out. We walked up the south shore, then doubled back and walked up the north shore.
We then walked down to the water. There is a pathway and stone steps next to the lower bridge.
Red Rock Canyon is a short but fun side trip. It’s great to combine with other activities, like hiking or cycling in Waterton National Park.
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Totals – Not Tracked
Date: September 27, 2020
Group: Two (Alisen & Mike)
Distance: 0.7 km
Elevation: 10 m
Time: 20 minutes
Looks like you had a great outing. This Red Rock Canyon is so amazing.
It’s definitely a unique place for Alberta. Other than the badlands in Drumheller, we don’t get such interesting rocks very often.
Excellent tour! Thanks for sharing 🙂