The Hoodoos are sandstone pillars topped by protective capstones. It takes millions of years for these pillars to form and every year wind, rain and snow slowly erode them away. These unique structures are scattered throughout the Alberta Badlands but just 16km east of Drumheller there is a Hoodoo site easily accessible to the public.
When I visited this site twenty years ago there was only a sign and a gravel parking lot. Now, in an effort to preserve these unique pillars, the area is completely cordoned off with wires and surrounded by a dedicated metal walking path. There are also a shelter and toilets in the parking lot for tourists. If you are driving to Drumheller to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum take a short drive east to see the Hoodoos too. It is well worth it.