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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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  • September 19, 2017
    It was close to sunset when we saw this gorgeous view. The colors of the layers of the rocks with the sun hitting it was stunning!  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    If you're doing the loop drive while in Drumheller- it's an interesting place to get out of the car and enjoy the scenery  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    There are information boards around which are very helpful. Good footwear is required as it is steep rough paths to walk round. Helicopter tours available from here too. Therewas also a little gift sh...  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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