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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

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Address: 710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 801-538-7220
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has...

This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.

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A nice stop if you have time

We went to the Petrified Forest in Escalante as we wanted to see some petrified wood and this State Park was the most convenient to visit. I do not regret it. Entry fee is some 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Nothing compared to all the surrounding scenery but if like us and just have a few minutes to kill there's a couple petrified trees to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Spent two nights here in site with 50 amp power and water hookups. Dump station at Park entrance. Paved roads throughout. Clean restrooms and individual showers with plenty of hot water. Several hiking trails lead from campground. Campground is on north shore of small reservoir and has a boat launch ramp. Conveniently located for exploring Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Bryce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went to the Petrified Forest in Escalante as we wanted to see some petrified wood and this State Park was the most convenient to visit. I do not regret it. Entry fee is some 8 USD. The hike starts right off the parking, stepping up. There are many samples of petrified forest in the trail from small to quite... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am fascinated by petrified forest. We went to this park and the ranger offered us two choices $4 to see the displays on the lower parking lot or $8 to see the entire park. We chose the less expensive option. There were 2 displays. 1 was about a 40' petrified tree where the display is still under construction. When... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This is not like the petrified forest in Arizona. To see the trees you have to climb a bug steep hill. But for a reduced price you can walk around a garden decorated by chunks of petrified wood. Nice for a brief stop, don't go out of your way.

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I had time after a long hike to visit this State Park, when I was staying in Escalante. There are a few displays by the parking lot, then a short loop trail past the remains of a petrified forest. It's nicely done but I would not make a special trip to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stopped by as we were driving by. A small park with a small museum. Did not do the trail as we did not want to do the climb. The display at the bottom was interesting but as we had just been to Petrified Forest NP,it was a little limited. The lake is beautiful and I can see where the campground... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Talked our party into taking the drive to this place from Tropic along Rte 12 (a very scenic road). When we arrived, we paid a $4 fee to enter. Ranger told us it was a strenuous walk up to the Petrified Forrest and being extremely hot, we decided not to take the hike. We opted to see a petrified tree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This turned out a really nice side trip on our way to Torrey. Site turnoff not far from the beautiful scenic Route 12 ending at the reservoir. Pay at office - either $4 to visit the petrified wood on display or $8 for the hike to see the wood in situ. Very nice hike, very steep in places so able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

In order to really appreciate the petrified forest you must do the longer trail. It begins at the bottom of the mountain and it is a windy steep hike but well worth it! Absolutely amazing! Be prepared for unpredictable weather, though, and bring a rain jacket.

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