Drumheller Hoodoos

Drumheller, Alberta: A classic view.

Drumheller, Alberta: A classic view.

The Hoodoos of Drumheller Alberta are worth a visit. A small but impressive collection is to be found near East Coulee in the valley of the Red River southeast of the town. The best section is surrounded by walkways and managed by the Province of Alberta.

The landscape looks like this:

The landscape around the protected Hoodoos in Drumheller, Alberta

Around the protected Hoodoos in Drumheller, Alberta

And up close the rock looks like this:

Drumheller, Alberta: Alberta got very little moisture over the 2015-16 winter and it shows.

Drumheller, Alberta: Alberta got very little moisture over the 2015-16 winter and it shows.

These wannabe Hoodoos are just outside the protected showpiece Hoodoos but illustrate how a harder rock on top of a softer one can eventually result in the formations in the first picture.

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

You can find more about Hoodoos here.  And more about East Coulee/Drumheller Hoodoos here.

Photos taken mid-day. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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13 comments on “Drumheller Hoodoos

  1. you made it! And looks like delicious weather…will look closer at your images on my computer! Enjoy Alberta ☺️

    • BuntyMcC says:

      We did! Arrived in Calgary at 1 am, picked up a rental car before noon the next day and headed for Drumheller where we spent 24 hours. Then drove north to Stettler, west to Red Deer for lunch and on to Abraham Lake for three days. We couldn’t smell Fort Mac but did have lunch at a fundraiser BarBQ in Red Deer.

  2. rossmurray1 says:

    Enjoyed a visit there four years ago.

  3. quarksire says:

    goin 6 months deep in ur blogwerld here waz kewl fun 🙂 wanted to comment on some of the older photos an stuff but comments were closed, so will leave it at that , u sure do get round the werld, Take some very kewl pics also, yeppurzz 🙂 so keep on keepin on ….. ❤ luv ur stuff 🙂 yes indeed!

  4. BuntyMcC says:

    Comments were closed….hmm…is that something I set up (?) because I really didn’t mean to. Glad you’re enjoying the photos. Yup we do get about three trips a year in – lucky us.

  5. Wow .. On my to do list with my camera of course 😃

  6. BuntyMcC says:

    I think there are hoodoos in all sorts of places but they’re ours!

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