Waterton Lakes Adventure

Tour Number

Activity Level

236248


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature, active teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (basic), English (fluent)

Experience the gem of the Rockies on this adventurous 3 day private tour


3 days of sightseeing and challenging hiking from our base in Waterton Lakes National Park.

The highlight of the trip is Crypt Lake, the crown jewel of hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies. Access starts with a ferry ride across Waterton Lake to the trailhead. From here we gain 700 m to our destination, passing through a short cave and traversing a narrow ledge with the assistance of a steel cable. Return distance is 17. 5 km.

National Geographic has rated this among the Worlds 20 Most Thrilling Trails!

Itinerary

Day 1- Meet at your hotel and depart from Calgary.
En route to Waterton we will stop at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site.
Arriving in Waterton you will have ample time to explore the town site.
In the evening we will take a sightseeing drive on the Red Rock Parkway where we often see both Grizzly and Black Bears.

Day 2- Early breakfast. We will board a ferry at 8:30 and be transferred to the Crypt Lake trailhead. National Geographic has rated this one of the Worlds 20 Most Thrilling Trails. This is typically a 7 hour hike but we must return no later than 5:30 to catch the return ferry.

Day 3- Depart Waterton. Stop at Frank Slide before travelling the scenic Cowboy Trail to Highway 40. This will take us to the highest paved road in Canada and the start of the Ptarmigan Cirque trail. A 4. 5 km trail that will deliver us easily into the alpine where spectacular views and much fossilized corral await.
Following our hike you will be returned to your hotel.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 days

Transportation

Vehicle type will be determined by size of group.
For two people we will travel in a clean and modern 4 door sedan.

What’s Included

Other: -Licensed and certified private local guide.
-All transportation including return trip to Calgary in a private vehicle.
-All entrance fees, passes, permits.
-Campground fees. (Hotel accommodation available on request.)
-Group safety equipment.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 CAD - Local payments are required for meals only.
Numerous options exist in every price range.

What’s Extra

Other: -Meals.
-Equipment rental if required.
-Personal items.
-Hotel accommodation if reqired.

Restrictions

Terrain free of alpine hazards. Examples of alpine hazards include:
o Areas of extensive rockfall hazard
o 3rd/4th/5th class terrain
o Snow avalanches
o Cornices
o Icefall
o Glacier travel

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    Tour Price

    1142 USD PER TOUR(for up to 2 people) (duration: 3 days) deposit ?

    Note: 5% GST (tax) not included
  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    236248


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature, active teenagers.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (basic), English (fluent)

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