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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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Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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If you have never seen petrified wood, this would be a good entry level education. It is just off of route 12. Nice place to have a picnic and cool your feet in the near by lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you have never seen petrified wood, this would be a good entry level education. It is just off of route 12. Nice place to have a picnic and cool your feet in the near by lake.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had planned to stay one night and stayed for three!! The lake was great to cool off in. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Locals come for a swim and picnic. The campsites are nice, everything was clean. I really liked the feel of this place and the people were all so nice. Hiking to see the petrified wood was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was nice place to walk among live and dried trees of different shapes. It was necessary to climb up over Wide Hollow Reservoir, and some nice views could be seen from there. Actually, there was only few broken trunks of petrified trees, so hide the term "forest" to other places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you need to get out and stretch your legs, take the 1.6 mile trail from the visitors center to the top of the hill. The best specimens of petrified wood are about 1.2 miles into the hike so be patient and enjoy the scenery. Also, be sure to take water as the hike is fully exposed and shade is... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were anticipating more than what the hike provided. We saw petrified wood that was beautiful, we really didn't see the petrified wood until near the end of the hike.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There was lots of old pieces of forest, but I have to say there are better ways to spend your time in the area. Go to the slot canyons. This is a fun stop to get lunch and take a little break, but you can get through this in 30 minutes no problem.

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Kaysville, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We camped in Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in site 14. The campground was small (our site was near the end of the loop) and they were also doing a lot of construction. Equipment was going from 7AM to 9PM every day. I thought the campsites were too close together, but most sites had a shelter covering the picnic table... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I really liked the petrified forest but don't just take the main loop. I forget the name but as you take the main loop you'll have the option(about half way) to take the extended or additional loop. Do it, you will see so much more of this colorful amazing "wood!" Its somewhat of a decline and come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Who knew there is ANOTHER petrified forest and it is better than the National Park in AZ. It is not the easiest climb to the top but if I can do it, most anybody can. The number and quality of preserved trees is what makes this park really stand out AND it wasn't crowded (unlike THE petrified forest). Beware though,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

On a miserably rainy and cold day, we decided to do a quick day hike in the state park to see the petrified forest. While the trail was so muddy we kept sliding backwards, it was worth it to see the fascinating petrified wood scattered all around the park. The hike is short,but slightly strenuous. There are several huge petrified... More 

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Address: 710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 801-538-7220
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante

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