There is some kind of scientific explanation for this area involving glaciers and sediment, however my brother at the age of five or so proposed a theory I still find somewhat more satisfying. It was his assertion that dinosaurs were in some way responsible, now he may have clarified what he meant but being seven or so myself I was lost in thought picturing dinosaurs with scaffolding and enormous quarry equipment clearing and decorating the area in preparation for its use as a graveyard.
The painted hills act as a lure to draw you further into the insanity that is Drumheller’s landscape.
Approaching these structures my thoughts wandered to Lovecraft and the old gods. Near these towering and altogether mind boggling structures are small fossilized rivers and plants that are seemingly fine to simply step on.
There are actually numerous fields of these structures but the majority of them are closed for scientists giving a slight ease to the sense that my every footfall was destroying what took millions of years to accumulate.
The surrounding area, not to be outdone by some dry old lizard bones, are themselves fairly awe inspiring
Clearly placed atop another rock by a Diplodocus rigged up as a crane
This was unquestionably designed as a set for star trek