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A & A Backpacking Glacier National Park

Intro to Glacier National Park

Staying Safe in Glacier

Life at Rising Sun:
A Summer Spent in Glacier

Intro to NW Montana

Sights from Montana's Roads

Lake McDonald
  Avalanche Lake
  Trail of the Cedars
  Fish Lake
  Howe Lake

Going to the Sun Road and Logan Pass
  Hidden Lake
  Highline Trail
  Sunrift Gorge
  St. Mary Lake
    -Rising Sun
    -St. Mary Falls and Baring Falls
    -Sun Point
    -Otokomi Lake

East Glacier and Two Medicine
  Scenic Point
  Running Eagle Falls (Trick Falls)
  
Many Glacier and surrounding areas
  Belly River
  Cracker Lake

Waterton Lakes Nat'l Park and Canada
  Cameron Falls
  Bear's Hump
  Red Rock Canyon and Blakiston Falls
  Police Outpost Lake

Animals of Glacier
  Bear, Bighorn Sheep, 
  Fox, Marmot, 
  Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goat, 
  Squirrels

References and Links

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Waterton Lakes National Park Red Rock Canyon and Blakiston Falls
Red Rock Canyon lies on the Northwest part of Waterton Lakes National Park at the end of scenic Red Rock Parkway. To get there, enter the park and drive past Lower Waterton Lake on the left. Before you reach the golf course take a right on Red Rock Parkway. At the end of this road are a large parking lot and several trailheads.
Red Rock Canyon
For a backpacking trip, head Northwestward up Bauerman Creek (called Snowshoe Trail) to Goat Lake, Lost Lake, and Twin Lake. This hike can also be made into a loop: from Lost Lake go South to Lone Creek (called Lone Lake Trail). Lone Creek meets up with Blakiston Creek and ends at your original trailhead. Or you could continue South at Lone Creek on the Tamarack Trail for an even more extended hike along the flanks of Lone Mountain to Rowe Creek. This hike ends on Akamina Parkway, West of the town of Waterton. Any of these options are incredible, or so I've heard.
Red Rock Canyon from upper bridge
These hikes I've just mentioned are long and I've never attempted them. For my short visits to Waterton (4 or 5 day trips in total) I never had time for them. Red Rock Canyon and Blakiston Falls, however, I had time for. These hikes, RRC in particular, are very short and catered to the tourist. Red Rock Canyon is a short 1 mile loop with fences to keep you from falling into the abyss below and pleasant signs with the area's geological history and others warning you not to fall to your death. Because of its short length and incredible beauty it is heavily used. But honestly, itís worth the half hour if you're going to be up there.
Blakiston Falls
Blakiston Falls Trailhead is at the same place as Red Rock Canyon. Just follow the signs and reach the falls after approximately 1 miles of mostly flat forest. Depending on what map you look at the trail might gain 200 feet or so. canyon below Blakiston Falls
At the falls is a nice set of walkways and overlooks to get all the best views. The trail here continues on to the Lone Lake Trail, but if you're dayhiking you'll turn back to the trailhead from here.