Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
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Karen R
Omaha, NE196 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
A state park with so much petrified wood! Incredible. We actually happened upon this park by accident. We were staying in Escalante and saw the park in the map. $10 to enter but well worth it. Takes about 1.5-2.0 hours to do the full trail or you could cut it back no problems.
Written April 8, 2021
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Cardinalis
Olathe, KS311 contributions
Oct 2020
The main displays of petrified wood here are weedy and staged. The Petrified Forest Trail is bland and dusty. Fortunately for venturesome visitors, a side trail called Sleeping Rainbows has delightful scatterings of colorful petrified wood and is a lovely walk.
Written October 31, 2020
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Tigerfan85
Savannah area, GA424 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
You do have to hike up the hillside to see the best stuff. Setting out at noon on a blazing hot June day probably wasn’t the best, but we liked what we saw. There is a 50 foot tree near the parking area, but it’s not as colorful as some of what you’ll see up top. For the same admission you can use the reservoir to cool off.
Written June 18, 2021
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Linda P
Ballston Spa, NY387 contributions
Oct 2020
Smaller, so you don't expire under the sun, trees to shade somewhat and far more interesting landscape as you walk the furthest loop to see the main gathering of petrified trees. Arizona is spread out like a vast wasteland. Also close to town so you can easily get a cool drink and air conditioning when done. The visitor center is currently being built onsite, so do not look for shelter there yet. Honor system payment. Camping for those who want to stay, and a lake.
Written October 17, 2020
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Road769244
Bellingham, WA35 contributions
May 2022
Amazing petrified tree chunks all over the place. It takes awhile to hike to them but once you get there there are lots of them. Get the Nature Trail map from the visitor center and follow the trails to the Sleeping Rainbow loop. It's steep, have hiking boots and a hiking pole but it's worth it. The petrified trees are lovely with many sizes and colors. Be sure to visit the garden area by the parking lot they have a big giant petrified tree on display.
Written May 5, 2022
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Maggie
Chambersburg, PA17 contributions
Jun 2021
Petrified Wood Loop Trail was great! If you want it short, do it backwards, out and back, and you hit the best wood. We picked up a trail guide and did it the recommended direction. We dawdled, took pictures, went slowly. It was hot and dry. Take plenty of water. Awesome petrified forest! Worth the hike! We did it the weekend of June 5.
Written June 9, 2021
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montanaJIm
Missoula, MT2,054 contributions
Apr 2021
Nice walk to see something different and unique. Make sure that you take a map with way points on it that will explain different areas. The trail is exposed so it can be hot in the summer and windy if there is any breeze. Nice views of the lake down below. Because it is a state park, there is an entrance fee.
Written May 8, 2021
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CaLittleRed
CA345 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Enjoyable moderate hike up the hill to see the petrified wood in amongst a forest of short tree’s (they call it a Pygmy forest) on the hilltop. There’s not an abundance of pieces everywhere, but several groupings worth seeing of different looking pieces. Not really any shade, but beautiful views of the lake below. We had a nice breeze from being on the hilltop. Enjoyable way to spend the a few hrs.
Written May 14, 2022
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SwissMissSpokaneWA
Spokane WA107 contributions
Sep 2020
We did this hike in the afternoon, and it was HOT! Not much shade. Beginning is fairly steep. But we did see a lot of petrified wood. The campground is pleasant with free, clean showers. It's nice to be there by the water after a few days in the desert.
Written October 14, 2020
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MF S
Philadelphia, TN243 contributions
Jul 2020
Limited amount of petrified wood. There is a large portion of a whole tree that has been moved from atop the hill to below for easier viewing. I collected petrified wood as a child, it was abundant in the area I grew up. I have more petrified wood in my rock garden than is viewable at this park. Interesting enough, but I would never go out of my way to see this place.
Written July 24, 2020
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