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Blakiston Falls

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 4.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A forested run that follows Blakiston Creek on its way to to Blakiston Falls.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

96%

Runnable

4,925' 1,501 m

High

4,869' 1,484 m

Low

152' 46 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Overview

Blakiston Falls is a half day, family friendly run to Blakiston Waterfalls, a magnificent, powerful waterfall. There are sturdy viewing platforms out over Blakiston Creek below Blakiston Falls.

Description

From the Red Rock Canyon parking area, go over the bridge that spans Red Rock Canyon, and turn left after crossing Red Rock Creek. The trail follows Red Rock Creek through a grassy area, and comes to where Red Rock Creek meets Bauerman Creek.

A sturdy bridge spans Bauerman Creek. After crossing Bauerman Creek, the trail turns right and enters a thick fir forest. It continues through the forest and arrives at Blakiston Creek. From there, without crossing Blakiston Creek, the trail veers right and begins following Blakiston Creek. After following the creek for a short ways, the trail arrives at the base of Blakiston Falls. From here, one can continue running along the Blakiston Trail that follows Blakiston Creek to where it splits into smaller creeks with their sources high in the peaks of the Continental Divide.

There are a couple viewing platforms that extend out over Blakiston Creek along the way to Blakiston Falls. One can get an exciting view of the rushing water and rapids from these viewing platforms. The second viewing platform offers an awesome view of Blakiston Falls.

Flora & Fauna

Forested (firs).

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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Photos

Visitors enjoying Red Rock Canyon.
Dec 17, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Red Rock Creek, milky with silt, joins the clear Bauerman Creek.
Dec 17, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Blakiston Creek with viewing platform work being done.
Dec 17, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Red Rock Canyon Loop.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB

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