Conditions at the Canyon can be very hot and dry, here are some tips for visiting Horseshoe Canyon:
Bring water, a hat, and sunscreen
Avoid hiking during the hottest part of the day
Parts of the trail contain steep terrain, exercise caution and know your limits
There is limited cell service on the Canyon floor, let someone know when you plan to return if you are hiking alone
Pay Parking at Horseshoe Canyon
Kneehill County will be continuing with pay-parking at Horseshoe Canyon this summer, running from mid-May to the long weekend of September. Parking fees will be $2 / visit and funds will go towards Kneehill County’s continued care and conservation of Horseshoe Canyon.
Please note: Horseshoe Canyon is a No Drone Zone
Please be advised that Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are not permitted at Horseshoe Canyon. For further information on this, please contact Kneehill County Parks at 403-443-5541.
A must-see attraction along the Highway 9 corridor with hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, Horseshoe Canyon boasts hiking trails, amazing views, day-use, and rest areas.
Horseshoe Canyon’s prime location, rugged terrain, and natural beauty draw in thousands of visitors every year. The Horseshoe Canyon Masterplan includes concepts that support future Kneehill County tourism and economic development by creating possible revenue streams and recreation opportunities.