Banff Hoodoos - Town of Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta

When one thinks of hoodoos (a tall, thin spire of rock), they imagine places like Bryce Canyon, where it seems that the whole landscape is full of them. There actually are hoodoos in the town of Banff, but don't expect much, as they pale in comparison to what you might think. Instead, take the hoodoo overlook trail to see this view. It is a beautiful landscape that shows the town in the distance, with the fabulous Banff Springs hotel nestled in the center of this photo on the slopes of Tunnel Mountain. In the center in the distance is Sulphur Mountain and Sanson Peak, along with the slope of Mount Rundle on the left. Below is the Bow River, which splits into two and then merges together just before downtown, creating Bow Falls. Looking at this scene from afar illustrates why Banff is a prime vacation spot for people from all around the world. Oh, by the way,  you can see a little of the top of the hoodoos in the foreground.