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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

312 Reviews

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

312 Reviews
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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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Immerse yourself into the mystery of the slot canyons of the Utah Plateau. Flash floods have created the most intriguing slot canyons chiseled into the soft dark red sandstone of Utah. Come with us to explore and experience the magic of the slots! Although some scrambling is required, these canyon walks are non-technical.
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Linda P wrote a review Oct 17
Ballston Spa, New York333 contributions89 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
SwissMissSpokaneWA wrote a review Oct 14
Spokane WA74 contributions21 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
MF S wrote a review Jul 2020
Philadelphia, Tennessee225 contributions76 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Teasdalegal wrote a review Mar 2020
Teasdale, Utah12 contributions3 helpful votes
I've been lurking around in the Escalante Canyons for over 30 years, and can never get enough of this country, which is why I moved to Teasdale, 70 mile north near Capitol Reef NP, when I retired.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Texans112 wrote a review Nov 2019
The Woodlands, Texas344 contributions203 helpful votes
I get why there are mixed reviews of this park. If you only walk up to the close by petrified wood pieces than this is just an okay park. BUT if you go hike the Trail of the Sleeping Rainbows (which is more of a strenuous hike) you will be rewarded with beautiful vistas and so many incredibly colorful pieces of petrified wood. It is totally worth the effort and the $8 to hike it! We spent about 1.5 hours here hiking both the loop on top and the Trail of the Sleeping Rainbows. They give you a brochure which explains some of the stop points as well. This is very close to the town of Escalante.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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