Drumheller, - Jul 11, 2019 - Horsehoe Canyon at Horseshoe Canyon, AB. (Photo by Ian Dixon/ BMD | Photos)
The canyon gets its name from its horseshoe shape, defined by two coulees the flow into the Kneehill Creek, a tributary of the Red Deer River. The canyon's two arms are approximately 5 km long each, extending from Highway 9 to Kneehill Creek, at two former mining communities of Dunphy and Gatine. In turn, it gives the name to the Horseshoe Canyon Formation.