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Explore the Canadian Badlands
Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Canadian Badlands are full of self-guided walking trails that are perfect for sightseeing and exploration. See the Dinosaur Provincial Park website below to find a comprehensive list of walking trails in the area.
Alberta is full of beautiful and scenic hiking trails. Here are a few in the Southern area that you may enjoy:
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Check out the Hoodoos
The Hoodoos are a unique geological formation that are found within the Canadian Badlands. Each hoodoo stands 5-7 meters tall and took millions of years to form. You can see the Hoodoos by travelling the "Hoodoo Trail" (driving) or via hiking trail.
Drive the Dinosaur Trail
Dinosaur trail is a scenic loop that extends approximately 48 km. The drive extends past many attractions including the Hoodoos and the Atlas mine, and also branches off into a series of walking trails.
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Writing on Stone Provincial Park
Writing on Stone Provincial Park has the highest concentration of First Nation Petroglyphs and Pictographs on the North American Great Plains. The Park is host to a variety of free shows and activities such as games, dancing, storytelling, wildlife presentations, and more. It is also a great place for recreational activities such as birding, swimming, fishing, and hiking.
Entrance fees may apply
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Drive the Cowboy Trail
The Cowboy trail is a 700km route that incorporates (you guessed it), everything cowboy related! Farm and ranch vacations, horseback riding trails and tours, western themed attractions and adventures, rodeos, and wildlife are just a few things you will find along this route!
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