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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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  • Nice view from the top, but the view is even more impressive inside the canyon. Go on top of the hills to have different perspectives. 
  • We stopped very briefly and did not hike, but simply stood at the edge and took a few hurried photos (a rather large storm was approaching). It's breathtaking and absolutely a must-see! It's literally...  more »
  • You can spend a long or a short time at this spectacular sight. If you have the time or the energy it is worth going down into the canyon.