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Colorful and interesting

Don't pass by this little state park if you are in the Escalante area. There is a short loop hike... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Carol A
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Woodstock, Illinois
Nice short hike.

This is a fairly easy hike and not very long. There is an extra loop half way thru thats... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Danny R
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Escalante, Utah
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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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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interactive, short and fun for the entire family. We had a great time learning the Hx of the park and seeing the ancient forest

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank papasn0w
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Don't pass by this little state park if you are in the Escalante area. There is a short loop hike (a bit steep at first) that will take you by a few examples of petrified wood. I was amazed at the variety of colors of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Bryce at woke up to rain. So we decided to drive east to see if we could beat the rain. This was a great diversion. I was disappointed when we first got there, but once you head up the trail, there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Nice and helpful rangers at station. Nice hike to see petrified wood in their natural setting. Be sure to continue to the Sleeping Rainbow loop of the hike to see the most wood.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellingUtahGirl
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We stopped in here to kill some time after touring the area. There is a small petrified wood exhibit near the entrance that costs $4.00 to see. If you want to see the full exhibit, it costs $8.00 and requires a moderate hike uphill. As...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jayo0556
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a fairly easy hike and not very long. There is an extra loop half way thru thats definitely worth the extra effort. It's the best part of the hike and has the most petrified wood.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Danny R
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Enjoyed a nice hike, moderate to easy trail, friendly people at the Guard Station. Clean Bathrooms and water stations.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ellenc576
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We booked our camp site months in advance. I booked site 109, which was the last one available for July 19-22. My sister arrived before me. The camp host, Kendall was rude from the start. As he was checking her in, he rudely asked “did...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This isnt a great park, but a quick introduction to how petrified things really look. Its a 5 min deviation drive from Byway12. There is an entry fee to be paid. You can finish the attractions in about 10 minutes. There is a small hill...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dayanand B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We stopped here while on Rt 12. It was only a couple of dollars to get in but there is more petrified forest in rock shops around Utah. There is one 40ft tree that is broken in pieces and laying down then a few more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Cynthia R
September 10, 2016|
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June 28, 2016|
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Response from RuthAnnW_11 | 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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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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