Badlands – Drumheller – Hiking Alberta

 

Drumheller Badlands are an hour and a half drive north-east of Calgary, Alberta. 

 

 

The Badlands at Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is a fascinating area, rich in mining history and perhaps best known for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology located on the North Dinosaur Trail.

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada A Badlands Critter in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Prickly Pear Cactus is plentiful - Wise to watch your step.

 

The hamlet of Wayne is just south-east of DrumhellerDropping from the prairies into the Red Deer River Valley is like visiting another planet.  There are many opportunities here to hike through the badlands and abandoned mining sites. 

The Badlands in the East Coulee near Drumheller is always a good trip alternative west of Calgary, Alberta.

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in the Horseshoe Canyon Badlands south of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is located on the North Dinosaur Trail a short drive northwest of Drumheller.

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Entrance to the Royal Tyrrell Museum Of Palaeontology on North Dinosaur Trail - from the lookout.

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada At the entrance to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology near Drumheller, Alberta.

 

And then, back to hiking in the very beautiful Badlands in Horseshoe Canyon.  Further northwest Of the Royal Tyrrell Museum on North Dinosaur Trail there are outstanding and unique hiking opportunities in Horse Thief Canyon.

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hoodoos in the making - Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

The Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

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