As the sunset hours settle in over Castle Butte in the Big Muddy Badlands in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada, the beauty of this rock formation are highlighted. This large rock was left over from the melt waters of ancient glaciers at a time period of over 10,000 years ago. A long, dirt packed road leads to this unique tourist attraction where travelers can stop at the base of Castle Butte to explore.
During earlier years, Castle Butte was an extremely important landmark which provided a safe haven for outlaws on the run. The Northwest Mounted Police and the Indians also used Castle Butte as a destination point as it was easy to recognize.
Castle Butte stands at 61 metres high and many who find this tourist attraction located in the Big Muddy Badlands of Southern Saskatchewan, will spend the day here climbing to its summit. A mixture of sandstone, clay, alkali and coal deposits is what makes up this rock feature, changing continuously from the different weather patterns which cross the Big Muddy Badlands.... continue below the picture...
Road leading to Castle Butte during sunset in the Big Muddy Badlands, Southern Saskatchewan, Canada.