Maligne Canyon … part II of our Canadian Rockies Getaway.
Maligne Canyon is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres deep.
Parks Canada has developed a self-guided interpretative trail along the canyon with signs describing the geological history of the area. There are four bridges across the gorge, each with its own special view. A short hiking loop tours the upper reaches of the canyon, while a longer trail follows the gorge and exits at a fifth and sixth bridge lower down.
We crossed bridges 1 – 3 and regretted missing bridge number 4. We later drove to bridges 5 and 6. The whole hike was more than we wanted to take on … however we both decided it would be doable if we were prepared (this is what happens when you reach a certain age … you get very cautious … or perhaps you realize your limitations.)
Even though we’ve visited Maligne Canyon a few times, it just never gets old.
See Athabasca Falls for Part III