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Horsethief Canyon

Address: Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5l 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 780 200 1053
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Drumheller
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 attraction reviews
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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26 helpful votes 26 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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Priddis, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are no official hiking paths - just those made by previous hikers. Most visitors it seems do not wander too far from the parking lot. But if you go down to the bottom - would suggest a backpack, food - LOTS of water as it can get brutally hot at the bottom on those high temp days. If you... More 

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israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The canyon is impressive in form and colors. It is very deep and the rock face is sculptured beautifully.

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