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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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  • My family was quite underwhelmed with the hoodoos. From pictures they look huge and exquisite but once you get there it's a bit of a an "uh, no what?" moment. They are also quite out of the way. The b...  more »
  • With the hoodoos being tall chimney-like earthen structures, you can't help but think of where are the eroded soil went. Elsewhere in the valley? Carried to the sea by the river? Remember: keep your c...  more »
  • Fantastic natural formations - one of the few locations in the world where these are found. If you look at pictures from a few years ago you will notice that there were more of them, and either becaus...  more »