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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Unique and beautiful sight with good access

The ranger was a bit surprised to see us; seems like they do not get many visitors who are not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LM4U2
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St. George, Utah
I thought this would be bigger

I had heard a podcast about the petrified forest and made a point of stopping here. I thought it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brianne r
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard a podcast about the petrified forest and made a point of stopping here. I thought it would be a bigger park. Glad we went but not as exciting as I thought it would be.

Thank brianne r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unique area to hike, bring sunscreen as there is hardly any shade on the trail. The colors of the petrified wood are beautiful, greens, blues, oranges ect. When you get to the top of the mesa the trail becomes less strenuous. The is a...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We weren't expecting petrified wood to be so colorful; it was fantastic! Don't skip the Trail of Sleeping Rainbows. It is a little steeper but most of the petrified wood is along this path. It's definitely worth a bit of uphill.

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Looking at a map you may not realize that the petrified forest is 200 ft up on top of a plateau. It's definitely worth the climb!!

1  Thank Guy H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This site was a complete surprise but a "no brainer" to visit. We like petrified stuff! We could not stay near as long as this place deserves. A family could have a pretty full week using this location as a base of operations. Check out...More

Thank Stlsojourner
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Great little State Park with lots of picnic tables under a roof for shade. Perfect hike trail, different lengths, for all levels of hiking. Be sure to visit the rock shop just outside the boundaries of the Park.

Thank LaDawn B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This park was an unplanned stop but we are glad we visited! The lake is just lovely! We did the longer 2 mile RT trail and saw a lot of the beautiful petrified wood specimens. Extraordinary! The views of the lake from the trail are...More

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Nice hike of about 1.5 hours. Not accessible with the annual pass. Need to pay 8 $ entrance fee. Coloured remains of trees. Just a few but nice. Good views over the lake near by.

Thank Uwe H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

It is quite interesting to see the petrified trees. Meanwhile, the lake view nearby is pretty good as well.

Thank Tan Q
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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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