I have lived in hinton for over 20 years and enjoy hiking and gardening and taking my dogs for walks. Hinton is known as the Gateway to the Rockies and is a beautiful 45-minute drive to Jasper. The park gates are only 20 minutes away by car with Miette Hot Springs another 15 minutes after that. Hinton boasts one of the best mountain bike parks around, the Beaver Boardwalk and many other natural trails. William A. Switzer Provincial Park is also a short 20-minute drive. Hinton has a population of around 9700 people.