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The Hoodoos, Drumheller

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Head to the Alberta Badlands and check out The 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. Use our Drumheller day trip website to add The Hoodoos and other attractions to your Drumheller vacation plans.
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  • Thought these would be huge but basically are maybe 12 feet high? $2 to park the car and climb high and feel like you are on a miniature set of the landscape in Turkey.  more »
  • Pretty cool spot! The hoodoos were awesome to see but the pictures are a little deceiving online. It’s a very touristy spot with a metal platform and stairs that goes around the hoodoos. There’s only....  more »
  • We stayed here last year, and it was great! This year was no different. We invited friends and their kids this year and everyone had a good time. The pool was great. The river was right there. The kids loved climbing nearby hills, and trees. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Bathrooms were brightly lit and clean. I noticed guys sanitizing down tables once campers checked out of their stall. Great place for kids!
  • We stayed here September 24 weekend. The office was closed when we arrived at 1pm on Thursday. On the email confirmation we saw that we were in site #3 so we set up and headed out the see the hoodoos. The next day our son, daughter in law and 4 year old child were joining us. Friday afternoon there was someone in the office so we went to check them in. ..$28 to stay in their tent behind us. The same as if they were in a designated tenting spot! We did know that when we booked but what we didn't know was that all the bathrooms were locked up. The only thing available to them for the $28 was the out houses in the tenting area. Yes we know about the COVID restrictions but after camping for 5 weeks across Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC this was the only tourist rip off!! Expensive, no services and very little courtesy from the rare staff person.
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