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Hoodoos, Drumheller

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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 Hoo Doos are interesting sandstone formations not too far and are en route to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The area is well looked after with many informative boards explaining how the formations wer...  more »
  • Well worth the drive to see them if you are in the area. There is a walk also by the hoodoos that takes no more than an hour that is worth the time. Overall we were glad that we drove to see them.  more »
  • Definitely, if you are in the Drumheller area, you should see. First it is free, Second it is just off of the main road through the valley. But very unimpressive once you see them. We anticipated that...  more »