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Breathtaking views!

Horsethief Canyon is definitely worth the stop if you're travelling through Drumheller! What a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Needs a formalize trail

Magnificent landscape but badly needs a formal trail to stop people wandering anywhere and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Les B
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Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Horsethief Canyon is definitely worth the stop if you're travelling through Drumheller! What a gorgeous scenic view! Although we weren't able to go down into the trails, they definitely looked interesting. You won't regret it!

Thank danniedee21
Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificent landscape but badly needs a formal trail to stop people wandering anywhere and everywhere.No facilities of any kind. Plenty of prairie dogs in the viewing area. We walked down into one of the canyons but no formal trails so be careful.

Thank Les B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredible views! Part of the loop in our driving tour of the area while we were in Drumheller! Stop at the Information Center for a map and advice and don't forget to climb the 104 stairs into the worlds largest dinosaur to take in that...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the canyon with steep trails into the lower areas. There are multiple (nocturnal) snake holes in the viewing areas. Beautiful place for photos!

Thank MsFudd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The landscape from above the canyon carved by the Red River is stunning. The canyon consists of badlands rock formations. This is a view point stop along the road to view this gem.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just when I thought I may have had my fill of this unique landscape. Not. This area is still unique. View of these hill with deep valleys is spectacular and the history is very interesting

Thank topher6970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in the Badlands area and we didn't know what to expect. The terrain is absolutely beautiful and provides for great pics. The Horsethief Canyon is free to enter, but don't expect any services once there (which is actually good, but...More

Thank subbu4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stop en route from Calgary, just off the highway about 15 km before Drumheller. There are several good view points from the rim to admire the impressive geology of the Badlands, and lots of people hike down into the canyon - it's not that...More

Thank LiztheWhizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this canyon when we took the wrong route. It was a welcomed mistake. It's a very large incredible canyon that really highlights the unique landforms of Southern Alberta. Also, the story of why it is called Horsethief Canyon is quite neat. You'll...More

Thank Mona I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wide panarama. little like chipmunks. canola is pretty. big area to get different views. not too far.

Thank terry m
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from ashianah | Reviewed this property |
There were no markings for hiking.
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.
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