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Horseshoe Canyon

Come see the first glimpse of the Canadian Badlands driving east from the Rocky Mountains. Signs on highway 9, 15 kilometers west of Drumheller, will direct visitors to the day use parking, picnic, and lookout area. Horseshoe Canyon is a beautiful stratified representation of the last 100 million years of geological development. This stunning backdrop is home to a vast and diverse group of birds and wild prairie flowers. The isolated plateaus within the valley stand as untouched remnant communities of the once dominant Northern Fescue Subregion of which only three percent of these native grass communities remain. Each plateaus inaccessibility provides protection to the grasses and the thick vegetative litter accumulated from years of unfettered growth acts as a nesting ground for local birds.    

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1600-2nd Street NE
Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0

Phone: (403) 443-5541
Email: kalen.luck@kneehillcounty.com
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