Heading out on the Dinosaur Trail, drive west from Drumheller, along the Red Deer River Valley. The road then climbs steeply out of the valley onto the prairie benchland. Then, head to Horsethief Canyon Lookout where there are spectacular views of the Badlands and the multicoloured walls of the canyons. The road continues along the top of the valley to Orkney Hill Lookout for more panoramic views across the Badlands and the lush valley floor below.
Getting back on Highway 1, continue heading east. Visit the city of Medicine Hat, where visitors flock to the world's tallest teepee, bask under Medicine Hat's endless skies or tour the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic Site and the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site.
The most convenient campground for your overnight stay in this city is the Gas City Campground, operated by the City of Medicine Hat.