The Crypt Lake Hike
The Crypt Lake hike is one of the most unique hikes you'll ever encounter. It was rated as Canada's "Best Hike" in 1981. In 2014 National Geographic rated this hike as one of the World's 20 Most Thrilling Trails!
The hike features a 15 minute boat ride across Upper Waterton Lake to the trailhead at Crypt Landing. The trail passes close to 4 spectacular waterfalls: Hell Roaring Falls (1 km), Twin Falls (3.5 km), Burnt Rock Falls (5.6 km) and Crypt Falls (8 km). A highlight for many is the steel ladder and 60 foot tunnel through the mountain. After a short maneuver around a cliff (with cable for added security), hikers arrive at beautiful Crypt Lake.
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2017 Crypt Lake Departure Times
** It is recommended that all hikers contact our ticket office prior to planning a hike in May or October, as trail and snow conditions will vary.
2017 Crypt Lake Shuttle Prices (Round Trip)
Due to the large passenger capacity of our fleet of tour boats, advanced reservations are not required – except for large groups of 20 or more.
Tickets can be purchased at our marina ticket office, upon arrival at Waterton. We recommend purchasing your tickets at least one hour prior to departure, to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be purchased earlier in the day or the day prior if you wish.
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include GST (Goods and Services Tax).