Explore a Forest Frozen in Time: Escalante Petrified Forest

ESCALANTE PETRIFIED FOREST STATE PARK | ESCALANTE, UTAH
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A visitor center was built in 1991, and features petrified wood, petrified dinosaur bones, ammonite, and shell fossils.

Visitors will also enjoy several trails, which wind throughout the park. The Petrified Forest Trail is a one-mile loop, winding through lava flows and thousands of pieces of petrified wood. The Sleeping Rainbows trail is an optional .75-mile loop off the Petrified Forest Trail. This section is much steeper and requires scrambling and climbing over rocks.

In the fall of 2014 the added a 50 ft petrified tree. The entire tree can be viewed from it’s roots to the tip. it is accessible to all visitors.

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