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Horsethief Canyon

Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada
+1 780-200-1053
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Great Views and Great Hiking

We enjoyed hiking in Horsethief Canyon. It is a wonderful place to take photographs of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
karenekettle
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Bowmanville, Canada
Worth a stop

This was one of our stop in Drumheller. beautiful - and definitely different from the Canadian... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wen650
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Mountain View, California
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Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada
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"breathtaking views"
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"lookout point"
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"prairie dogs"
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"dinosaur trail"
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"short drive"
in 11 reviews
"bleriot ferry"
in 8 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 6 reviews
"nice view"
in 8 reviews
"drumheller area"
in 10 reviews
"the royal tyrell museum"
in 9 reviews
"few minutes"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 5 reviews
"hike"
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"horseshoe"
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"landscape"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed hiking in Horsethief Canyon. It is a wonderful place to take photographs of the badlands.

Thank karenekettle
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of our stop in Drumheller. beautiful - and definitely different from the Canadian Rockies. It was a raining when we stop, would love to come back again on a nice day to do a hike around the area.

Thank Wen650
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Lookout definitely gives you the best view of the badlands topography. Worth the drive and the stop. Lots of charming Prairie dogs at the edge of the parking lot to provide added entertainment!

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Any of the sites in Drumheller Alberta are very exciting full of a rich history of dinosaurs and Western history

Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to take a look. Not a lot to see. There is a little valley to look at. Maybe to do a bit of hiking. This is a free site.

Thank Gerald F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views, great hiking paths for the adventurous, not a good place for young children, but ok for older kids

Thank 225traveller27
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a rest stop, this turned out to be an amazing discovery for our group. It’s jaw dropping’s gorgeous. We will be back to join the folks seen hiking the canyon from afar. Great picnic site.

Thank Tanya S
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Also a place to visit while in Drumheller. There is a large parking lot but no bathroom facilities or picnic tables. The canyon itself is different than the Horseshoe Canyon. It appears deeper and more narrow but equally beautiful in its own way. There is...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a drive out of Drumheller to see but well worth it. When you stand on the edge of the canyon you can picture the dinosaurs roaming the valley below.

Thank gjsamson
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Not as grand as the grand canyon but this canyon still offers a magnificent view. It is not far from the parking. Hike if you want, but we didn't with small children and running out of time. We'll surely do that next time.

Thank HH630210
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Danielle L
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Vern A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could hike for a full day. There are no defined trails though.
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brendashaw17
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Vern A | Reviewed this property |
It's absolutely one of the most spectacular views you'll ever find. My wife and I frequently go out there late at night to look at the stars. The air is so clear you think you're on top of the world. It's definitely worth... More
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Raandal
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Sherry K | Reviewed this property |
I think that if you and hubby are in good shape and confident hikers, you could do this with the kids in carriers. I first took my daughter who is now 16, when she was 4. We just hiked down the first part and back up again... More
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