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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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Nice stop on your way to the next national park

Very interesting walk. Main trail is well marked, you can go on past that trail, but easy to lose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JCO7888
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Chardon, Ohio
Massive petrified specimens!

Best views of the biggest and brightest amounts of petrified trees require the use of the main... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Gafilpoo
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Bluffton, Ohio
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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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  • Average20%
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“small lake” (7 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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"nice campground"
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"small lake"
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"the loop"
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"hook ups"
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"steep trail"
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"rock shop"
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"million years"
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"main trail"
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"short hike"
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"on display"
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"covered picnic"
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"interesting visit"
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"per vehicle"
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"nice hike"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting walk. Main trail is well marked, you can go on past that trail, but easy to lose it. Fun stop plan 2 hours.

Thank JCO7888
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Best views of the biggest and brightest amounts of petrified trees require the use of the main hiking trail, AND the Rainbow loop. The Rainbow loop is a steep difficult hike, but is well worth it both for the huge specimens of petrified wood you...More

Thank Gafilpoo
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a great place to do a nice loop hike. We did it in the late afternoon. As it was getting dark, deer were approaching the campground area. This was really cool to see them so close. We also saw the moon coming up...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Stopped here in the late afternoon to hike. The ranger recommended the extra 3/4 mile loop as that is where the most "wood" is. True! Lots of colorful petrified pieces of various sizes. Worth the stop!

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This is a small park compared to the Petrified Forest, but it does provide an introduction to petrified trees. Worth a stop if you have not been to the Petrified Forest.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We went here on he recommendation of a park ranger. We were a bit disappointed. The hike up to the first good petrified wood was moderately steep and the overall hike was ok. In order to see more wood you need to do an extended...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

The name of this attraction is very misleading. Petrified Copse would be an exaggeration. We saw everything on offer for the $4 fee and left after ten minutes. The 40' petrified tree (lying down) was interesting though.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We did not actually go INTO the park, but turned around and took some GORGEOUS PICS of the WIDE HOLLOW RESERVOIR. There was a fee to enter.

Thank teresa c
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Escalante is an awesome town. Take time to explore this area and do this hike. We did it in the late, late afternoon when it was cooler. Do not be fooled! You must hike to the top of the mesa. You then go down into...More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the hike to the top ( not massive ) to see the trees that look like rocks now was fascinating

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June 28, 2016|
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Response from RuthAnn W | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you like to do. We just got back two days ago. This time we backpacked into Coyote Gulch. It's absolutely stunning (my fourth time going). There's some great closer day hikes: Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot... More
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May 24, 2015|
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Response from Conchita P | Reviewed this property |
We didnt go to the upper trail,had somebody with asthma with us,that wasnt used to the weather there.Although that little lake looked very inviting.
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