Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-528-5228
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Hunting in Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

More information: 403-388-1293

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 800.96 Acres / 324.15 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 146/85
Administration / Information 403-528-5228
Regional Office South Regional Office
District Cypress
Natural Region Grassland - 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 Region South Saskatchewan
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022