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Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

Lat: 49.6541307205 Long: -110.870567008 | Directions
Information: 403-528-5228

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Day Use

    Visitor Centre

      Summer Activities

        Hiking - Front Country
        Wildlife Viewing

      Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

      • Wildlife Viewing: Species include white-tailed jack rabbits, mule deer, pronghorn, western rattlesnakes, bull snakes, short-horned lizards and scorpions. (Scorpions are rare in Alberta.)

      Park Management

      ClassificationNatural Area
      LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
      Park Size800.96 Acres  /  324.15 Ha
      Legal BoundaryRed Rock Coulee Natural Area
      Administration / Information403-893-3777 
      Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
      District Office Cypress
      Natural RegionGrassland - Mixedgrass
      Grassland - Dry Mixedgrass 
      Natural Region Description

      This area contains large red spherical sandstone concretions that have eroded out of the softer bedrock, the best example of spheroid rock formations in Alberta. Concretions measure up to 2.5 metres across and are believed to be among largest in the world. There are eroded steep-sided coulees and a small upland of fescue-needle gras. In places, hoodoos (columns of bedrock) have formed. Plants include gumbo primrose, sagebrush, juniper, prickly pear cactus, prairie crocus and broomweed.

      Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 

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