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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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  • We were so thankful that in recent years, the hoodoos have been carefully preserved by creating walking paths around the structures so as to keep people from climbing on them. Past the initial structu...  more »
  • We stopped off the main road to see the Hoodoos. Quite bizarre and quirky shapes. The pillars are not as big as I thought they would be but still worth stopping by. The site is wel laid out and you ca...  more »
  • Great little side trip at the end of our little getaway. My kids loved climbing in the unrestricted areas. Made for some great photos. This little spot provides some great scenery unlike anywhere else...  more »