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Hoodoos, Drumheller

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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 met some fellow travelers at the Ramada Inn in Drumheller and they suggested we go to the Hoodoos if we had some extra time, so we did. Its only about a 15- 20 min drive out of Drumheller and there...  read more »
  • A cool study in erosion ! Get the kids out of the vehicle and exploring this interesting natural occurrence. Have them stay on the paths and help preserve this interesting site for the future. The sit...  read more »
  • We thought the Hoodoos would be bigger from pictures we saw online. Dont get me wrong, it was amazing to see and we had a fun time exploring. But During Peak Season, you can't get a single picture in ...  read more »
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