Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon is open for the 2023 season. 

Plan ahead for your visit and hike safely! 

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

Horseshoe Canyon Paid Parking

Pay Parking at Horseshoe Canyon

Kneehill County will be continuing with pay-parking at Horseshoe Canyon this summer, running from May 11th 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.

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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 in the News

Privately Owned Campgrounds

Horseshoe Canyon Campground, (403) 856-8107

Horseshoe Canyon Master Plan

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.

Click to view the Horseshoe Canyon Masterplan. (200 MB)