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1 to 1.5 hours / 6K return

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Trailhead: Located 3kms off the David Thompson #11 Highway at the end of the Crescent Falls Campground road. 110kms west of Rocky Mountain House.


Description: Park at the lot next to a large steel railed view point overlooking the Bighorn River Canyon. From here follow the trail northward following the top of the canyon. Views of the canyon walls and the gorge below are very nice.

Continue on the main trail until you reach a viewpoint for Crescent Falls. Views from here are stunning and well worth the effort. Keep going until you reach the top of the falls and the main steel railed viewpoint. This main viewpoint hangs over the canyon near the top of Crescent Falls and is a good place to test your fear of heights. Stay clear of the rock ledges around the top of the falls. The ledges are very slippery and people have lost their lives trying to explore them. There is another parking lot located here where most people drive to when viewing the falls however it can be very crowded during the summer months. Crescent Falls gets it name from it’s crescent shape.

It was once named Bighorn Falls after the Bighorn River. The sitting bench dedicated to Jimmy Hammond was placed by his family. Jimmy Hammond was an avid outdoorsman who considered this area to be one of his favorites. There is a day use area located just north of the Crescent Falls parking lot across a bridged creek. Nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch. You are in bear country

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Mark Townsend

Certainly worth a stop over when travelling through the area.

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