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Horsethief Canyon

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Address: Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada
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+1 780-200-1053

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Great view

Love the view. Skyline is wonderful. As is the river. We didn't take the time but would be a great place to hike

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the view. Skyline is wonderful. As is the river. We didn't take the time but would be a great place to hike

Thank TMRoot
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting the Royal Tyrrell Museum, we went for a hike in the Horsethief Canyon. It's as if we were in an Alien world. While admiring everything, we saw some paramedical hurrying to help someone. A woman had fallen and had to be transported to the hospital. Poor lady! There were many hoodoos, my favorite. It was worthwhile to explore... More 

Thank Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible views no matter which way you look. Easy to get to, hard to leave. My friends and I loved sitting at the ledge and taking it all in.

Thank ChristieB7787
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we set out to go to the canyons I wasn't sure want to expect. Upon arriving I couldn't sit still I just wanted to explore. It was awesome, with some amazing views. Highly recommend!

Thank AshliStripe
Medicine Hat, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Its hard to believe that in the flat prairie you can come upon what looks like a miniature grand canyon but Drumheller/Horsethief Canyaon gives you that. Excellent viewing of the valley and river and a nice place to sit and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank 600dougl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short drive from drumheller and absolutely worth it. The view is incredible. I never ventured down the path as the were quite steep and I had young kids with me but staying at the top kept is entertained for a bit. I wish we had brought a picnic as it would have been a perfect spot.

Thank Jenn H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of prehistoric valley. I know why films are shot here. A zipline would be a cool addition as there isn't much to do if you're not a hiker

Thank pzwolfDrumheller
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Chef LeeZ Thai Cooking Class Bangkok and crew took in this awesome view of badlands in AB Canada. It is impossible to imagine this view without going there. Having said this the view at Horse shoe canyon is much larger.

Thank Kruzon
Kingaroy, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Unusual and unique landscape. A bit of a drive to get there but worth it. Picturesque in winter. Good photo opportunities to be had.

Thank carmel s
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped specifically to go to the bathroom. Closed! Not impressed. The trail to the lookout is under construction and a complete mess and nothing but mud hole. Always so windy.

Thank christiner754

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