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Hoodoos, Drumheller

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • The good is are very cool but the site itself is much smaller than I expected in person . It was freezing when we went so we didn’t take the time to hike up the big hill. I was told that is worth...  more »
  • Beautiful hoodoos -an unusual landscape! Everyone visiting from young children to seniors were enjoying this walk. For the more adventurous there are trails you can climb the hills.  more »

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