Awesome Alberta: Go on a day hike of the Drumheller hoodoos

Apr 26 2019, 5:59 pm

Okay so, “hoodoos”… that’s a fun word, right? Well, the fun doesn’t stop there!

The Drumheller hoodoos are probably Alberta’s most identifiable geological formations. Not to mention, these statue-esque figures are definitely something you’ll want to check out, and you know, stage a full-blown Instagram photo shoot.

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Time for a history lesson.

The hoodoos’ interesting and iconic landscapes were created over millions and millions of years, first appearing during the Cretaceous Period between 70 to 75 million years ago. The geological forms were created by the flow of water through the area, as well as wind, snow, and other elements.

That being said, the hoodoos are rapidly declining in health, so we urge you to please use respect when visiting the site.

For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from Albertaparks.ca and AdventureSmart

 

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Where is it?

These natural beauties can be seen just 15 minutes outside of Drumheller on Highway 10.

 

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How do I get there?

Jump onto the AB — 2 North all the way down to exit 275. Take exit 275 and turn right onto AB — 566 East. From there, you’ll onto AB — 9 East towards Drumheller, turn onto AB — 10 and after about 15 minutes, the Hoodoos will be on your left.

The drive out there should take about one hour and 40 minutes.

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Calgary to Hoodoos Trail (MAP)

What’s there?

The area offers some amazing trails and hikes. Get there early and hike to see the sunrise with an unparalleled view or spend the day eating and drinking through to dusk and get that golden hour selfie.

There’s a quick hike up a mountain that will give you a stunning view overlooking the hoodoos and surrounding landscapes. Make sure to pack some hiking boots, as the rocks can get slippery.

 

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