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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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  • This parking lot is just of the highway. There are great views of the area and the walk in the canyon was quite enjoyable.  more »
  • Wow... what a great hidden gem hidden just of of hwy 9. Take the exit at the signs and drive less than a quarter mile to a parking lot. we were there late May 2017 and the municipality was improving t...  more »
  • Very picturesque location. The infrastructure has recently been improved so you can walk down to the bottom easily. Not too many people, but obviously a popular spot to stop. A great way to experience...  more »