10 Great Hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Ten spectacular hikes in Waterton Lakes National ParkAlbertaCanada.

Located in the south-west corner of AlbertaCanadaWaterton Lakes National Parkis an integral and unique part of the world’s first International Peace Park.  Glacier National Park in MontanaUSA makes up the larger component of this wilderness paradise where prairies meet mountains.

1.   Crypt Lake

The hike to Crypt Lake hike is 8.7 KM (5⅜ miles) one way with an elevation gain of 695 meters (2,300 ft.) to a maximum elevation of 1,981 meters (6,500 ft.).  This incredible hike is one of the most popular in Waterton Lakes National Park and arguably the most famous in the Triple Crown.  The day begins with a reserved boat shuttle from the Waterton Village Marina to the trail-head at Crypt Landing on the far shore of Upper Waterton Lake.  Good weather and a plan are important.  The experince will be an indelibly memorable lifetime achievement.

Burnt Rock Falls on the hike to Crypt Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Crypt Falls and Mount Boswell on the approach to Crypt Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Crypt Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

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