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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 a good hike however we weren't really sure where to go because the trails arent clearly marked. Some people may like this , but we ended up getting to the outskirts and went way too far, and had ...  more »
  • I would describe this place as the Canadian Grand Canyon in a smaller version. You can hike down to the canyon which I highly recommend. We went during sunset, so it was not fully packed.  more »
  • The trails were closed but the view was very interesting, we were there at sunset, and so the canyon was interesting to see with the sunset behind it!  more »

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