Grotto Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bighorn No 8, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great little Hike! Super fun for the whole family! Don't not get discouraged by the start of the trail being close to the mineral plant it gets so much better from there.
Terrible signage, once you reach the bench looking out to the spillway head up the actual canyon and it's nothing awesomeness from there! Better than expected!
Gorgeous with the canyon still covered in snow. Definitely wear shoes that are waterproof and try to bring a walking stick to help walk on the ice.
I took on this trail pretty early in the morning at around 9:00, in fact we were the second people to even hit the trail. Beautiful sights along the canyon but as we didn't know when the trail stopped we walked an extra 2km before I checked the app and realized that the loop around was long in our past. Overall amazing hike would definitely recommend
A nice and easy hike. Did it with two dogs and everyone enjoyed it! A fair amount of traffic on this trail. Make sure to wear the proper water proof footwear that has good grip in the winter as it can get icy.
I liked this trail. At first you kind of wonder if it's going to get good because the trail is flat, a bit boring a goes by a plant and power lines. Once you get in further its worth it for a quick, easy and scenic hike. Water proof shoes with good traction came in handy for the snow and ice.
very nice to do during winter
This is a great little easy hike. I did it in February when there was ice and it was beautiful. Make sure to wear cleats and water proof shoes. Go early in the morning too to avoid traffic on the trail! It's a great trail for dogs and kids (but make sure they have cleats). Once you get to the falls (only takes about 45 minutes) make sure to keep going because there is a great trail that continues that lots of people miss. Overall it took us only 2 ish hours and we went a little further on the second trail. Highly recommend for a winter hike but make sure to bring a snack!
Very enjoyable with crampons!
wear cleats.. very icy but super beautiful. we didn't have cleats and went off the path for a bit of the walk as it was icy on trail.. walking up the frozen river was fun though.
Good trail but super super icy on most parts of the trail - will go again in the summer
Definitely need boot cleats in the winter, great walk also to the left of the falls up to the cave. Amazing pictures of the frozen river through the canyon.