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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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  • It's not the Grand Canyon, but don't miss it if you are in the vicinity, Awesome is a word that is overused, but this place will cause you to think,,,and be awed. It's a must visit, if you are driving...  more »
  • 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.  more »