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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Very little to see

The name forest is not what you may think compared to the forest in Arizona. There is one tree... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bouldercityvic
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Boulder City
via mobile
It was ok

If you are wanting to go hiking or boating, this is a good place to come. To see petrified wood... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
necb44
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Clearfield
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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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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+1 801-538-7220
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"nice campground"
in 8 reviews
"small lake"
in 7 reviews
"the loop"
in 10 reviews
"hook ups"
in 4 reviews
"steep trail"
in 6 reviews
"short hike"
in 11 reviews
"rock shop"
in 4 reviews
"million years"
in 4 reviews
"main trail"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"covered picnic"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 4 reviews
"nice hike"
in 9 reviews
"fun stop"
in 3 reviews
"capitol reef"
in 8 reviews
"late afternoon"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The name forest is not what you may think compared to the forest in Arizona. There is one tree showcased. We were let down considering the time it takes to get there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are wanting to go hiking or boating, this is a good place to come. To see petrified wood, there is some but not much and it wasn’t terribly exciting in that way. But we did get to see some. It really is mostly...More

Thank necb44
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you decide to hike the small loop then you owe it to yourself to do the extra small loop. Altogether it's less than 2 miles (although there is some elevation gain/loss). The extra loop (Sleeping Rainbow) is where you actually see the petrified wood,...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Short hike with elevation but do not miss! Mineralized wood (petrified) formations are absolutely stunning. Colors are indescribable.

Thank ivoryspirit
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great amenities and camping sites. It's a reservoir, hiking trails, and lovely, clear starry skies. Nestled at the edge of Escalante, a fantastic little Western getaway.

Thank RangerNate
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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.

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Reviewed 3 January 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 6 December 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

Thank lifeis2goodtimes
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Reviewed 5 November 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 30 October 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.

Thank WHS-Eagle
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Cynthia R
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272advice
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
24 May 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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