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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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  • We hiked first thing in the morning for about six hours. Very awe inspiring sights. Would go back and do it again tomorrow. Definitely don't go way down into the canyon if it is, has been, or is going...  more »
  • Understand a helicopter service operates during season from here hovering over Drumheller. The view of these natural formations in an area looking like a horse shoe was a sight to watch. Any visitor t...  more »
  • If you are driving around make sure you stop at this place. Attention to the signs as the place is a big hole in the middle of the farm and maybe difficult to spot. It has now new stairs and lookouts....  more »