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Old 07-14-2019, 06:42 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend an interesting/fun hike out there? I've driven out and around there quite a lot, so do know the area, but not too familiar with possible hiking trails, etc.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:51 AM   #2
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I didn't think there was much out there aside from some stuff around the museum.

https://www.alltrails.com/canada/alberta/drumheller

I used to live out that area.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:59 AM   #3
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I didn't think there was much out there aside from some stuff around the museum.

https://www.alltrails.com/canada/alberta/drumheller

I used to live out that area.

Cool app, never seen that before, thanks. I think I'll give Horse Thief Canyon a go.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:28 AM   #4
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Did Horse Thief canyon a few years ago. Loved it.
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If you don't mind driving another half an hour you can fund some pretty amazing spots on the prairie. Little Fish Lake has some really stunning natural areas. This is just a picture of the lake and the trail that circumambulates it...


gas stations open at 5am


But looking the other to the east is just wide open rolling prairie with no fences or roads. There are tipi rings and graves sites not too far away. They've found domesticated dog skulls around there as well that are 12-13k years old. And of course birds if you're into that. Also Handhills lake Ecological Reserve is right there too...



https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/lis...reserve-12780/


The Rumsey Natural Area is totally cool too...


https://albertawilderness.ca/issues/...oncern/rumsey/


You also won't see any people out there. Almost no one goes there. Bring a picnic. But you can't go wrong with Horsethief either. You'll find lots of dino bones there.
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You also won't see any people out there.

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Yeah, Horsethief Canyon is nice, most people just stay up at the viewpoint so once you get down into the valley, you're pretty-much alone.

One option for hiking on the prairies is that all the train allowances (even where the rails have been removed) are public land and you can hike them without trespassing. I've hiked the Kneehill Creek valley from the Red Deer valley a little north of Drumheller up to Sharples. That's an all-day hike and you need to cross a few creeks and (illegally-erected) fences, but you can walk through areas that are otherwise inaccessible. That particular valley also connects to the Horseshoe Canyon system. There's some of the most beautiful aspen groves I've seen, as well as lots of wildlife.
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Dinosaur is cool if you're looking for badlands, but it's really far from Drumheller haha
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