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

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