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Horsethief Canyon

Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5l 3K4, Canada
780 200 1053
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Drumheller
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
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Priddis, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A must see. Most go to Horseshoe Canyone, but this one is much larger and more interesting. Nothing else here but the view. About a 15 minute detour from the Royal Tyrell Museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Interesting views with some paths you can explore. Be careful not to get lost once you are down there and make sure you have decent shows on.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Impressive, difficult to get down to especially if wet weather because iit can get very slippy, well worth a look.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you have never seen anything similar before, it is worth it to venture out here to check it out. It is beautiful. But having seen other canyons that are more expansive and colorful, although I could see the beauty, I didn't find it overly impressive.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped at Horsethief Canyon - great views, a few pathways you could take into the canyon if you are feeling adventurous. Very quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Only a short drive outside of Drumheller a awaits this stunning vista. It is really a sight to be seen and is especially nice as it doesn't have an entrance fee and can be enjoyed at your leisure. There are hills and trails to explore, at your own risk, and is not recommended for children. It is an stunning vista... More

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Sherwood Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family (4 kids ranging in age from 5-11) loved it here. Gorgeous scenery and great exploring and hiking. We hiked down the left side and the trails were great. Absolutely beautiful area and we loved the history of this place.

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Kanata, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I would return to this location. I must admit that I would prefer to be up high; situated over the canyon, versus down inside. You are all by yourself up there, so don't expect any amenities (toilets, snack bars, etc).

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