Location of Grotto Canyon Trailhead:

From Calgary (1hr):  Take the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 WEST.  Take exit 114 toward Seebe/Exshaw.   Turn left onto Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A WEST. Approximately 4km past Exshaw you will see a pond and a blue sign for the Grotto Pond parking lot.  Turn right, park and meet your guide at the signed Grotto Creek Canyon trailhead. 

From Banff (30min):  Take the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 EAST to Canmore.  Just past the bridge crossing over a wide, cobbled creek (usually dry), take exit 91 and turn left onto AB-1A EAST toward Exshaw.  Proceed approximately 11km.  You will see a blue sign for the Grotto Pond parking lot.  Turn left, park and meet your guide at the signed Grotto Creek Canyon trailhead. 

From Canmore (14min):  Get onto Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A EAST to Exshaw (NOT to be confused with the AB-1 TransCanada).  From the overpass, proceed approximately 11km.  You will see a blue sign for the Grotto Pond parking lot.  Turn left, park and meet your guide at the signed Grotto Creek Canyon trailhead.