in Banff National Park Tunnel Mountain Road next to the
3.5kms east of Banff.
Hoodoos trail is
more of a walk than hike. Locate the trail alongside
the road just below the campground. The
trail leads west into Banff 3.5kms
away and 1km east towards the Hoodoos.
Large sections of the trail are paved and very crowded. Another option is to
park in the lot located a
hundred Meters away from the
hoodoos. Views of
the Bow Valley and the north face of Mount Rundle
are beautiful. The world renowned Banff Springs
Hotel can be seen just west of here. Hoodoos are
formed by several years of erosion.
They consist of soft and hard
layers of rock and sand. The trails
around the Hoodoos are well worn and
I'm sure the crowds of people have
accelerated the erosion. Due to it's
proximity to Banff and the enormous
Mountain Campground the
trail receives thousands of visitors per
day especially during the peak tourist season. There are several
benches located on wooden deck
lookouts. Don't forget your
are several Deer and Elk located in
the area that appear tame to humans.
It's wise to keep your distance especially
Local campgrounds include
Bow River and
Three Sisters Campground. Trailheads to
Canyon, are all
located near here.
You are in bear country.