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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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Perfect place for short hike.

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... read more

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

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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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We camp nearly every summer in Drumheller and Horse Theif Canyon is a place we always stop by to see. It has amazing views, excellent hiking trails and a remarkable story posted on how it came to have this name. It costs nothing to visit and take in this fantastic attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Must see! Wow! Be careful if it's wet as the clay is very slippery, but on a nice day go for a hike or pack a picnic lunch!

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Norway,Michigan
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54 helpful votes 54 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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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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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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