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Horsethief Canyon

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Address: Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5l 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 780 200 1053
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Activities: Hiking

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Horsethief Canyon

A magnificent site-like that of another World. The urge to go down into it is almost overwhelming, but the views and photos from the top of the rim is even better! It's free-easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Norway,Michigan
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Norway,Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A magnificent site-like that of another World. The urge to go down into it is almost overwhelming, but the views and photos from the top of the rim is even better! It's free-easy to find and absolutely worth the stop!

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

LOVE this stop. Our traditional final stop before heading home, taking in a picnic and the views. Watch out for the hungry and not shy gophers!

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stunning panoramic. If we had more time I'd had loved to go into the valley and get a true feel for the grandeur!

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Langley City, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Go in the Fall, as the view is fantastic and the change of season impacts this in a beautiful way! We were very fortunate that the weather was bright and sunny, yet not too hot.

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The information plaques give you the history of the canyon and we could just imagine the cowboys and the horse thieves...down in the valley... The view is spectacular and really beautiful. Nice spot to walk around and explore. The prairie dogs were cute too!

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Horsethief Canyon is vast, serene, and unique. I loved the scenery and also loved the fact that one could go walking on the trails that lead into the valley of the canyon. It is a about 5-10 minutes drive from city centre, but it is totally worth the extra drive!! And, I loved how this place has little to no... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

When I saw literature about this place, we decided to drive out to see it. As we were driving to it, and seeing fields upon fields, never in my wildest dreams would I have known this was there. We walked a path down (there was an easy one near the helicopter pad) and was truly amazed. It's definitely worth taking... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This is certainly worth a look. Although it was a little foggy first thing in the morning in burned off quickly to reveal a wonderful vista of the canyon. If you have little ones, take care around the edges as there are no barriers. We'll recommended.

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van
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I wish I would have hustled my but over sooner to get a hike in. Great peaceful sunset and time to reflect on my day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Looking from the top you can understand the name. If you were a horse thief hiding in here you'd have lots of places to duck into and you could see anybody coming for miles. Lot's of gophers here too. Don't step in a hole.

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