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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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  • The landscape here is so amazing and different from everywhere else in Alberta-it feels like another planet! We came here in October and it was nice and warm and the perfect temperature for a walk. We...  more »
  • Hiked horseshoe canyon on our visit to Drumheller with my husband and young adult daughter. Great exercise. Amazing views. Fresh air. We were able to bring our Bernese Mountain dogs on the hike on a l...  more »
  • This is a good little hike for families with kids, and a good way to see the Badlands up close without being among crowds (not like the Hoodoos). Would recommend as a way to spend an hour or two.  more »

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If you want to embrace the town's Jurassic obsession, stay in a fun--if somewhat tacky--dinosaur-themed hotel. Most of the town's accommodations sit along the main roads of South Dinosaur Trail and Railway Avenue East, with a few budget-friendly motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and cabins to the north of the river.
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