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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hoodoos and many more Drumheller attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Drumheller trip planning app .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Lots of fun climbing around these rocks. Interesting for all ages. If you are daring you can climb up a long ways.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The drumheller Hoodoos were an interesting stop and good place to view the effect of natural forces. Its a nice stop if you have time when in the area - but if visiting i would preferably suggest goin...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    It is an area with some bizarre rock formations, the result of erosion of nature over thousands of years. It's definitely an area to visit in Drumheller, from which are only a few kilometres away. Overall though we expected something more spectacular, the Bryce fully formed are few and confined to a small area. It's a short break of a few minutes.
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If you want to embrace the town's Jurassic obsession, stay in a fun--if somewhat tacky--dinosaur-themed hotel. Most of the town's accommodations sit along the main roads of South Dinosaur Trail and Railway Avenue East, with a few budget-friendly motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and cabins to the north of the river.
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