Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size800.96 Acres  /  324.15 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.146/85
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 
Updated: Jul 25, 2022