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Hoodoos, Drumheller

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Head to the Alberta Badlands and check out Hoodoos. Hoodoos, or “fairy chimneys”, are sandstone spires that protrude from the ground, created by wind and water erosion. Observe the striking rock formations, which stand up to 6 m (20 ft) tall and feature a distinct pillar shape and mushroom-like caps that protect them from being completely eroded. According to local legend, the Hoodoos are petrified gods or giants, protecting the Badlands by throwing rocks at intruders. On the trail that takes you on a loop around the area, you can learn about the history and folklore of the Badlands, rest on a bench, and take advantage of great photo opportunities. Our Drumheller travel itinerary planner makes visiting Hoodoos and other Drumheller attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The only other time I had experienced hoodoos were in Turkey (Cappadocia) and these were so reminiscent of that trip. You feel like you're in another country when you visit here! It's amazing! I'm a b...  more »
  • Take an hour or two and drive south of Drumheller on HooDoo Trail. Lots to see and do. The Hoodoos are worth the drive if you have an interest in the very unique geology of the area. 
  • Set to the side of th main road into Drumheller, this is a nice place to stop and take a short walk around the hoodoos. There are stairs along the built up trail that allows you to go around. Very int...  more »