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Horseshoe Canyon, Drumheller

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Horseshoe Canyon is a region of badlands surrounded by prairie in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located about 17 km west of Drumheller, Alberta, along Highway 9.

The canyon gets its name from its horseshoe shape, defined by two coulees the flow into the Kneehill Creek, a tributary of the Red Deer River. The canyon's two arms are approximately 5 km long each, extending from Highway 9 to Kneehill Creek, at two former mining communities of Dunphy and Gatine. In turn, it gives the name to the Horseshoe Canyon Formation.
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  • Driving in from Calgary, this just pops into view. Fools th signs to the parking lot just off the highway and the Canyon opens in front of you. Bring a camera. You can hike down to the canyon floor an...  more »
  • Stopped on a drive through Alberta and enjoyed the beautiful views. Weather was not great for hiking however you don't have to climb down to appreciate the canyon. 
  • Nice view from the top, but the view is even more impressive inside the canyon. Go on top of the hills to have different perspectives.