Red Rock Coulee

You’ve Never Seen Anything like This

 

Red Rock Coulee

Seven Persons

Phone: 403-893-3777

www.albertaparks.ca/red-rock-coulee

 

Red Rock Coulee is a natural pheonmena in the middle of the prairie.  The reddish boulders are sandstone concretions and are up to 2.5 meters in diameter.  They are among the largest in the world.  The boulders were formed in prehistoric seas as layers of sand, calcite and iron oxide collected around a nucleus formed by shells, leaves or bones.  Look carefully at the concretions- you may be able to see their "growth rings" (layers of sediment deposition) and fossilized shells, leaves or bones. From the ground that feels like popcorn to the unique prairie plants and animals this is a great geological wonder to see.