Watchtower Canyon

Watchtower Canyon near Jasper, AB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
easy
Snowshoeing
Winter
Jasper, AB
User esoter1c
Beautiful hidden gem on the west side of Medicine Lake. Not a well known or marked trail, but this short trip will lead you to a beautiful frozen falls in what is known as Watchtower canyon.

Start at the Medicine Lake parking lot, and snowshoe down to the lake area. You can either go down the boulders or follow the small decline that heads east to the flat portion of the lake proper. Travel 1 kilometer southeast along the west side of Medicine Lake and you will find a small outcrop where a creek runs out in to the lake. The area opens up in to a canyon, and follow the somewhat packed trail in, darting through long burned trees. Half a kilometre in and you will come upon the frozen falls falling from the top of the canyon. Beautiful site to see.

There is little to see if you continue. The snowshoe packed trail ends at the falls. Continuing further up is a difficult go and just follows the frozen creek surrounded by trees as the canyon opens up.

Directions:

Travel 21 kilometres down the Maligne Lake road to the Medicine Lake parking lot (not the viewpoint - the parking lot beforehand is what you want).

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