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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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  • This place is absolutely gorgeous. You really get a sense of prehistoric history when you visit the HooDoos!  more »
  • I would have been livid if we had to drive any further than 15 minutes to come see these rocks. Not impressed at all. I was expecting some kind of massive rock formation that would blow me away. My fr...  more »
  • We stop here each time we come out to walk around the hoodoos. The pathway is perfect and allows you to get some wonderful views and photos of the magnificent hoodoos! You can do drive along the road,...  more »