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“Beatiful panoramic views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horsethief Canyon

Horsethief Canyon
Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5l 3K4, Canada
780 200 1053
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Drumheller
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Saskatoon, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beatiful panoramic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Impressive views - different perspectives every few feet from the lookout point. Particularly nice in late afternoon as the sun is getting lower in the sky and the light reflects off the river.

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Camas
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“Get out and hike this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

here you can park, put on the hiking boots and hike down into the canyon. little steep going down so wear boots with good traction - but not hard to manuever. excellent views. we hit it in the morning when it was still cool.

Visited August 2013
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Alberta
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Peaceful hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 hours hiking this canyon only to discover when looking at it from the west side that we'd only covered about 10%. We noticed multiple fossils, lot's of trees and even a few dinosaur bones. There were even unfortunate bones from deer, coyote and cow. It is well worth taking the time to explore this canyon.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great place for a rest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This canyon is about 14 km farther down N. Dino Trail from Royal Tyrell Museum and well worth the visit. Beautiful. We climbed around it a bit and had a nice outing here. Many dino bones/fossils have been found here in the past. Very easy to find and quite breath-taking.

Visited August 2013
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Alberta, Canada
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“If you are able bodied Horsethief is a nice hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went for a very nice hike in Horsethief Canyon, our group included 7 people of whom five were able to go down the trail into the canyon. Into the canyon went a 5 year old, 13 year old, their parents & I. Once into the canyon, there are very few people, making the hike very peaceful. My five year old nephew was thrilled to explore all the nooks & crannies hopping over small washouts, climbing up and charging down the hillsides. Just remember that what goes down into the canyon must come back up, save enough energy for the somewhat steep climb out! Well worth the effort.

Visited August 2013
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