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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 Hoodoos are located near Drumheller approximately 20 minutes away. Walkway with steps to view; moderately busy when we were there, but parking was available. Suggest you take water if you plan on ...  more »
  • Very interesting place. Kids are having fun climbing the stones. But be careful as it could be very slippery when wet.  more »
  • The hoodoos are all pretty small, and only slightly larger than the ones you can find on hikes. I would still consider it a must-do in Drumheller because they are pretty cool to look at, but don't exp...  more »

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