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Address: Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5l 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 780 200 1053
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The View is Amazing

This stop was included in a tour we had booked in Drumheller. While we didn't stop here for long, the history behind the canyon was pretty incredible to learn about as was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This stop was included in a tour we had booked in Drumheller. While we didn't stop here for long, the history behind the canyon was pretty incredible to learn about as was the view. It is good for whole family, however with little ones you really have to keep an eye out for them as the area stretches into cliffs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed stretching our legs here on the way to Drumheller. It sure was a sight to see! The canyon is breathtaking and is a lovely photo opportunity. It would be a great place to have a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on a trip to Drumheller. The scenery is fantastic - it reminded me of a smaller Grand Canyon in some ways. The views from the top are great but to get the real experience hike to the bottom and explore around. I spent 2 hours hiking around and easily could have stayed a few more... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked all day and enjoyed climbing up and down the steep hills. You have to watch out for cactus when using your hands for balance. Also, watch for change in weather, as rain can make it dangerous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm interested in geology, but this is such a remarkable panorama that I think almost everyone would enjoy looking at it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenic canyon. Breathtaking scene from the top level but there are some hike able trails down to the bottom. We were able to hike down a mid-grade trail to reach the bottom. Our kids are 12 and 9 and the trail was easy for them. There were 5-6 year olds that were able to reach the bottom with some... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the bit of time we spent at Horsethief canyon. It would be nicer though with more facilities (picnic tables, maps of paths, more garbage cans etc) Be careful if there has been rain recently. The mud is very greasy and makes it easy to slip. Also keep a close eye on young children, there are no fences... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great place to stop for an hour or two. The view is stunning. Wear runners or hiking boots and take the hike down into the valley and back up onto the two peaks. It's not that difficult, but don't try it with sandals. We spent about 2 hours here, hiking up and down the two peaks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A definite visit to enjoy view and the different colors in the canyon. If time permits a hike would be enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've had the opportunity to visit Horsethief Canyon a number of times and never tire of the view. It's beautiful, breath taking and rugged. One can easily imagine the horse thieves hiding out in the caves and crevices! Particularly lovely at dusk.

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