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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hoodoos and many more Drumheller attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Drumheller trip planning app .
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  • this is a small area but very interesting side trip ...people were going over the barriers and climbing up but i would not reccommend that you could slip and fall  more »
  • A short detour to the Hoodoos is worthwhile in any case also because they give off a nice photo opportunity. Who is then slightly more interested in the emergence of these formations, is then more intrigued.
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  • My wife and I had a nice visit to the Hoodoos last week. The scenery is quite nice and the hoodoos interesting. They are excellent examples of differential erosion, cementation of clastic sediments an...  more »

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If you want to embrace the town's Jurassic obsession, stay in a fun--if somewhat tacky--dinosaur-themed hotel. Most of the town's accommodations sit along the main roads of South Dinosaur Trail and Railway Avenue East, with a few budget-friendly motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and cabins to the north of the river.
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