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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Nice hike

Stopped here in the late afternoon to hike. The ranger recommended the extra 3/4 mile loop as that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy H
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Anchorage, Alaska
Worth a visit if you have not been to Arizona's Petrified Forest

This is a small park compared to the Petrified Forest, but it does provide an introduction to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WHS-Eagle
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Prescott, Arizona
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep trail” (6 reviews)
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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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+1 801-538-7220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank WHS-Eagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Photoman2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 October 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
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank dugz69
Reviewed 2 October 2017

After staying in Escalante for 4 nights, on the way out we decided to stop in here. We love all the things about our natural world and were looking forward to this. Located just off the highway. Fee to enter (it is a state, not...More

Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

While traveling through the Escalante grand staircase, we stopped to see the petrified forest. The first part of the trail is steep and rocky, stop at each of the points of interest and read the brochure. The balanced rock is picturesque. So is the chunk...More

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The ranger was a bit surprised to see us; seems like they do not get many visitors who are not campers. A day visit to the park may include a picnic or stop at the lake. A must-do is the hike to see the petrified...More

Thank LM4U2
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Cynthia R
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28 June 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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curiouswonder
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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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