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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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Horse thief canyon

What a view what a place , scary as it seems ,there is a path down if you dare. If you don't want to go down staying up top is still beutiful and walk around the edge and watch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Neal F
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a view what a place , scary as it seems ,there is a path down if you dare. If you don't want to go down staying up top is still beutiful and walk around the edge and watch your buddies disappear . Great day out

Thank Neal F
Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

unbelievable terrain the hills are alive with beautiful varied formations.Petrified wood and dinosaur remains every where. look but do not take from site.unique history. you expect to see dinos coming at just before dark

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped out one evening just to do some star gazing. It's amazing what you can see when you're away from town..the air is so clear most evenings it's like you're on top of the world.. we highly recommended it. Vern Anderson

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was so interesting to relive history. To stand at the look out and imagine that you were in the wild west with a herd of cattle or horses. It would be very easy to get lost or hide in the canyon. The view is spectacular and well worth having a picnic at the lookout in the summer.

Thank Samuel J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place was a bit difficult to find at first, but well worth the effort! You almost feel like you're in the Grand Canyon, but it's Canada! Made me appreciate even more our beautiful country; truly breathtaking! You can spend as much or as little time here as you wish. We hiked for a while with the kids, and they... More 

Thank TOtravlr
Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great stop when in the badlands. Views in the canyon are amazing and walking along the rim is easily accessible.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is well worth the short drive out of Drumheller to see. The views across the bad lands are spectacular and for any budding geologist this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the history of the land.

Thank Katie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An unreal hiking experience, looks daunting for kids, but as long as you have a good navigator, it's a wonderful place to just explore! A must see!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great view of this natural wonder in the Bandlands of Alberta. Great place to go for a hike . The parking lot is only meters from the edge of the canyon where you can see for miles and miles.

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