Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Geologic Formations
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Chris00888
London, UK46 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
This was truly an amazing and unique experience. The drive is quite long (we drive from Calgary) and the last part was quite bumpy. But the experience was worth the trip.

The car park is very small and there is only a lone picnic table at the site. But the field with the red rocks are completely open for you to explore - and there are a lot of tee rocks to see at the park.
Written September 13, 2022
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Frank R
14 contributions
Nov. 2021
it was a 214km drive to see Red Rock Coulee. The drive was fine, roads good, med traffic. The actual Red Rock Coulee site IMO is not really much to see. I think the drive was too far for what was seen at the site. It was easy walking around and lots of round rocks to see and photograph. I just do not think I would recommend driving this far. Maybe 100km max but any farther, I think not.
Written November 8, 2021
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Mark K
Edmonton, Canada286 contributions
Jul. 2021
We came to this place via GPS and was like, OK where is it. It's out of the way but Amazing to see the red rock coulees. Like something out of a movie, or space film. These rocks are natural, very cool looking, like gigantic red mushrooms.
Written July 26, 2021
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Poisonivyjc
Calgary, Canada815 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
This geology site is neat but boy that mud is sure slippery when wet!! It’s about 3.5 hours from Calgary and we did a day trip to see this place but it was a long drive for something you can see all of in about a half hour. I suggest seeing this place, for sure, if you are in the area of Medicine Hat for something else.
Written May 17, 2021
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GreenFong
Massachusetts45 contributions
Sep. 2019
We went out to Red Rock Coulee and hiked around for an hour or two, had lunch at their lake house, then headed up to some of the Elkwater view points.

Red Rock Coulee and Elkwater offer quite the contrast. Red Rock is considered to be badlands. It is very dry and has unique rock formations all over the place. My uncle knows a great deal about the rocks and land formations, so it was like a geology fieldtrip.
Written June 5, 2020
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Pingalu
117 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Giant fossilised button mushrooms? If my kids had been younger and with us their theory would definitely have been dinosaur poos!
Red rock coulee is fascinating. Getting up close and personal with geology is a favourite past time of mine and I've never seen anything quite like it. The area has an other worldly feel to it and a raw beauty.
Definitely worth a visit for a wander amongst these geological phenomena.
Written August 15, 2018
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Barry M
Red Deer, Canada83 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Solo
An amazing place for photography. Best time at sunrise or sunset at the golden hours for captures. If there was ever a Mars type of geographic features this is it. Be aware after a rain the area is very muddy and slippery!
Written October 11, 2017
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Bob L
Calgary, Canada745 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Approximately 55 km south west of Medicine Hat one finds the scenic Red Rock Coulee. It is located about 25 km south of Seven Persons, just off of Highway 887. The park has excellent examples of sandstone concretions (rounded boulder like rocks) up to 2.5 metres in diameter. These concretions occur in the Late Cretaceous Bearspaw shale formation. From the park, one can see the igneous intrusive Sweet Grass Hills just over the Montana border to the south. It is a great place to see some of the wonderful scenery, vegetation and wildlife of southern Alberta. There are no facilities at the park. There may not be enough here to warrant a special trip from a long distance, but if one is anywhere in the area it is certainly a great place to see.
Written September 14, 2017
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Annie M
Medicine Hat, Canada52 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Family
The rocks are so out of place, yet amazing. We took lots of photos on, under, next to the rocks. I could sit there and look at tje view for hours!
Written August 2, 2017
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mitchd117
Oakville, Canada267 contributions
Jun. 2016 • Family
This is an interesting place to see the red rocks. There is a paved road half way then it is pure dirt road so drive according to weather it is easily accessible with a 30 ft rv so any cars and bigger can make it through. The area is nice and quiet and not many people visiting. Pay attention to signs to get here or you will end up driving too far out of the way. If you haven't seen this before it is worth a stop.
Written March 21, 2017
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