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Grotto Creek Canyon Hike
Description: Grotto Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley, across from Canmore. It is a popular hiking spot among locals and is home to the Rat's Nest Cave. The mountain was name for a grotto-like cave within it.
Ten minutes from the town of Canmore, Grotto Canyon can only be accessed by foot. We will take the trail from the Grotto Mountain day use parking lot and walk about a kilometer to get to the narrow walled creek-bed, which twists and turns for another kilometer. As the smooth limestone walls get steeper and steeper, you'll come upon a fork in the creek bed, along with natural rock formations such as Hoodoos. When we head right, it will take us to a glistening waterfall. If you look carefully, just before the fall on the left at eye level, you will see Hopi pictographs, painted some 500 to 1000 years ago.
Elevation Gain: 2,706 Meters
Distance: 9 Kilometers Return
Rocky Footing, Easy Pace
Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before to arrange for car pooling. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s). We will meet in the north corner of North Edworthy Park.
Travel Distance: 80 Kilometers One Way
Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at email@example.com or (403) 283-7386. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953.
Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend.
Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver (https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf) and bring it with you and provide to the trip leader.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM