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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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Visited Horse Thief Canyon with our Tour and our U18 Boys Volleyball Team. They enjoyed hiking up and down through the peaks and valleys. Good running or hiking shoes recommended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Horse Thief Canyon with our Tour and our U18 Boys Volleyball Team. They enjoyed hiking up and down through the peaks and valleys. Good running or hiking shoes recommended. No washrooms on site either but good parking. Great for kids and people who love photography! Views were stunning. An hour and half from Calgary and we combined this stop... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

when your in horsetheif canyon its so beautiful and still its like being in a picture you can follow the trails if you have a young family or go free climbing by your self but what ever you chose its awesome hike

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's the larger of the horse-twins canyons: Horsethief and Horseshoe (Highway 9). Both have similar geology and erosion features. It's worth a look and a hike too. The colors do not match the American Southwest but hey, that's what Photoshop is for.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What an awesome 1/2day getaway! We rolled up around 11:30 when the temps were about 10 degrees c. It was quite windy on the rim, however, you feel none of that down in the canyon. We took the paths up the hill first to take some pictures, that took us about 30-45 minutes as we were trying to go off... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I try to come here weekly for a solo hike or with a friend. Easy to access but fairly isolated, it has well traveled hiking paths, with major routes marked for return trips up to the parking area at the top. The vistas are incredibly beautiful and it's an amateur fossil-hunter's dream. It can get very hot during the day... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Definitely worth the stop to see it. When the kids are a bit older, we can't wait to hike around down in there and share some adventures. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is my choice for local canyons, a place where I always take my company especially to or from Bleriot Ferry.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Drumheller. It is was very rewarding with nice views and you can easily hike down the trail for better views. It was as if I was taken away from Alberta and planted far south in Arizona. There is also a helicopter tour in the vicinity.

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Martensville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Beautiful spot with slightly worn trails. Great views, no crowds, no admission fee, no gift shops- just perfect the way it is. If you go in summer turn back before you run out of water as you could walk farther than you realize because the scenery is distracting.

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King City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Neat topography....Great View- even on a cold windy day....don't miss this--- a short drive from Drumheller.

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