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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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  • We stopped along the way visiting a number of the attractions around Drumheller. Hoodoos is a must see  more »
  • These hoodoos were formed many years ago in the badlands where dinosaur fossils can be found. They are formed by the erosion of softer rock which is caped by a harder rock which does not erode. The....  more »
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