Hoodoos.


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We visited the Hoodoos near Drumheller on a hot day during our Alberta’s Badlands trip. The Hoodoos has been fenced since our  2007 Visit, which is very good news. The stairs unfortunately are not meant for dogs, so hubby and I made turns, resting on a shaded bench with the dogs.

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“Hoodoos are tall thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and badlands. They are composed of soft sedimentary rock, and are topped by a piece of harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects the column from the elements. Hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.” – Wikipedia

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“The Hoodoos Trail is a sightseeing destination located at the Willow Creek Coulee near the community of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. In 2001 the Government designated the hoodoos in this area as a Provincial Historic Resource.” Eh Canada

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“Hoodoos (aka fairy chimneys and earth pyramids) are tall rock pillars created from soft sedimentary rock (sandstone) topped with a harder rock which is more resistant to time and the elements like wind and rain.” – Eh Canada

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All photos were taken with a Nikon camera.

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The Star Mine Suspension BridgeDinosaur Trail and Dinosaur Provincial Park coming soon.

Hoodoos Trail

Backyard Bucket List: Drumheller Hoodoos and the Suspension Bridge

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2007 Visit.
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