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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.
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.
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 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.
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.