Drumheller Hoodoos.

Drumheller Hoodoos

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Drumheller, Alberta

It takes millions of years of erosion to form a hoodoo, but only one good rainstorm to crumple it into a pile of rubble. Fortunately, rainstorms are infrequent in this part of Alberta, and each of the hoodoos -- 20-foot-tall pillars of sandstone -- is capped with a pancake-like hat of shale that gives them a distinctive shape and serves as a hoodoo umbrella.

Paths and overlooks keep visitors at a safe distance from the fragile hoodoos (and out of the dirt), and an adjacent parking area is a rendezvous spot for food trucks during the peak summer months.

Drumheller Hoodoos

Address:
Hwy 10, Drumheller, AB, Canada
Directions:
Hoodoo Drive Trail, Hwy 10, 18 km SE of Drumheller. On east side, signs mark start. Mapped as in Rosedale.
RA Rates:
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