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Horseshoe Canyon, Drumheller

Categories: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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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  • On arrival ( 30 min drive from Drumheller) we did the hike.. was bit hard to find way down into canyon but soon found a path . Do watch for mosquitoes - abundant and hungry. The geology is unlike anyt...  read more »
  • The views from Horseshoe Canyon are beautiful! It's not like the Grand Canyon, but it has it's own beauty and charms in the Alberta prairies. It's a great place to stop for a break while on a drive. 
  • There are arguments about which is the best canyon, this one or Horse Thief Canyon? In our opinion, we found this one more interesting, and it is also easier to reach the lower parts of this canyon. I...  read more »
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