Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon Paid ParkingNew! Pay Parking at Horseshoe Canyon

Kneehill County will be implementing a pay parking pilot project 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. 

Kneehill County staff will be onsite at Horseshoe Canyon from 11 am to 5 pm every Thursday to Monday starting in May and continuing throughout the summer season-- accepting fees, welcoming guests to the Canyon, and providing tourism information about other destinations in Kneehill County and the surrounding Badlands region. Learn more...

COVID-19 Safety at Horseshoe Canyon:

  • Use at your own risk. Please continue to practice good hygiene and physical distancing when accessing the parks, and do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All guests must adhere to current Public Health Restrictions in effect for COVID-19.
    Please visit for more information.

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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.

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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)