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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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We just stopped by the viewpoint late one evening. It's stunning, and with the sun setting, the color was magnificent. Had we planned better, we would have left time to explore... read more

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Maple Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just stopped by the viewpoint late one evening. It's stunning, and with the sun setting, the color was magnificent. Had we planned better, we would have left time to explore the trails a bit, but it was close to bedtime for our young kids and they were tuckered out from the museum. Don't pass by!

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are two major canyons close to Drumheller and this one is the better one in my opinion. Lots of trails to explore and some fairly interesting scenery to admire. Best time is mid Summer when the canola is in bloom - everything is bright yellow!

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Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the great views in this area. Saw some people hiking, but we just took in the view and enjoyed the area. Definitely recommend stopping here.

Thank Jean A
Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped off for a look at this Canyon on our way to Drumheller. One stands at the cliff edge looking down and across the river and can only wonder at what life would have been like in this wild and tough wilderness so many years ago during the time of creation.

Thank 896melh
Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This attraction is a natural landscape with colorful history which you can read about while you are there. You can view from the top or hike down to the bottom of the canyon if you choose to.

Thank Linda S
Odessa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view of a prairie valley from above, usually you're driving along the valley floor. There are no guard rails so keep an eye on small children. No cliffs but steep sides. There is a path down into the canyon for those who want to venture into the depths. It is hot down there.

Thank Roger P
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving through the prairies and seeing the fields of canola and wheat is amazing...and then you turn off the road to Horsethief Canyon and enter another world. You can stay here for a few moments and take a quick glance or take some time to go down into the canyon and get a closer look at all the colors and... More 

Thank AStriefler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was soooo hot in August when we came to the Drumheller area but we spent a good amount of time exploring the entire area. Even the kids had a good time checking out Horsethief Canyon and thought it was beautiful and it was another educational opportunity if that's the kind of trip you're on.

Thank Courtney G
Valleyview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A neat part of Alberta's Wild West History. If you're in the Drumheller area don't miss this! Take the near-by cable ferry across the Red Deer River while your at it and bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon out of it. Oh, the hiking by Horsethief Canyon is great too. But bring some water and watch out for... More 

Thank GeofC1962
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place to stop for 15 minutes or so. Spectacular view, of the Red Deer River Valley. If we had, more time, would of been an interesting hike.

Thank Roger J

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