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Crypt Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta - Hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Crypt Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta Statistics

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17 KM

What are the activities at Crypt Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Crypt Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta?

The Crypt Lake Trail is a 20.6 kilometer trail and is recommended for hiking specialists. Located near Waterton Park in Alberta, Canada, this is a new trail. It is composed by a lake and offers different types of activities. According to native councils, it would be better to visit it from April to September. If you want to bring your pet with you, it would be advisable to keep it on a leash so as not to disturb others.

Discover the Crypt Lake Trail

This race is a great opportunity to discover nature. During the journey, you will have to go through a forest. The first slopes are easy, and then the track is level after. It's very easy, but annoying for professionals. Arrived at the second waterfall, you will have to start climbing, it's a little rough but it's the greatest joy during a hike. However, do not forget to bring a bottle of water, a hat, and a small snack.
You will then discover the edge of the trail. Do not worry, because both sides of this track are great for walking, whether you're in a group or solo. For information, if you have a blue fear of altitudes, it would be better if you choose another track.
Following this path, you will see a tunnel, and continuing a few meters you can admire the lake. According to the plan, the circuit that is explained will guide you directly to the Hell Roaring Falls Trail. The latter is less busy and yet it offers a green landscape. If you do not like to meet a lot of people during your hiking session, this is the best track to choose from.

Crypt Lake - Waterton Lakes National Park

The discovery of this new journey usually takes six hours. Located near the Canada-US border, this tour will begin with a 10-minute boat trip on Waterton Lake. Arrived on the shore, you will have to climb a climb of 700 meters. It must be done quickly so you do not miss the return boat after! Unless you still have the strength to swim back!
Before choosing this track, it would be best to check your physical abilities. You can climb a ladder; try to walk on a stony path for several meters. Make sure you're back for the return boat!

Discover the Crypt Lake Trail

The Crypt Lake trail is 18 km long and can be visited in 6 hours, as I said above. This duration is valid only if you have experience. Otherwise, think of taking breaks in case of fatigue! We are in no way obliged to finish the journey quickly. If you get lost, and it's not normal if you've made a plan before starting a hike, then the nearest town is Waterton. It should be noted that this is a very simple track.

Trail located on a height of 700 meters. On this journey, you can admire waterfalls and a lake. You can also visit a 25-meter cave, as well as incredible panoramas! It is not just hikers who will have the pleasure of visiting this track, but photographers will also be interested!
For your information, Crypt Lake has been designated as one of the most exciting trails starting in 2014. To access it, you have to cross Upper Waterton Lake; it's a short 15 minute drive. Already, you can admire four waterfalls and take pictures to keep everything warm. The Crypt Lake Trail can be traveled in one day.

Waterton Lakes National Park is part of UNESCO's world heritage.

How to get to Crypt Lake

This is the question many tourists ask themselves when they see the pictures on the internet. And yet, just take off on Waterton Lake and that’s all!
For beginners, the Crypt Lake Trail is a real discovery. Indeed, this track is motivating and useful especially for those who want to make an exploration. Only real hikers will have the capacity to finish the journey. On Crypt, you will be disconcerted by the view offered by the landscape.
Navigating the Crypt trail is not easy. We must try to finish it because in the end, the landscape you will discover will reward your efforts. You will be able to admire the beauty and the serenity of the mountain. So, why not take your time to contemplate all this, take pictures, and do not go down the mountain until a few hours later!

 


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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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