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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Different State Hike trail

What was different? Well the amount of petrified trees were stunning, then the hike was fairly... read more

Reviewed today
chiefbluehawk
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
Beautiful!

Make sure you do the Rainbow trail, the trees are stunning. We thought the campsites weren't all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dawnski99
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Eden, Utah
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This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
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“small lake” (7 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
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+1 801-538-7220
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"nice campground"
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"small lake"
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"the loop"
in 10 reviews
"hook ups"
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"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"
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"late afternoon"
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Reviewed today

What was different? Well the amount of petrified trees were stunning, then the hike was fairly simple, but had added loop of 3/4 that was steep for a bit, but worth it. There was a small fee, but was a clean park and had extra...More

Thank chiefbluehawk
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you do the Rainbow trail, the trees are stunning. We thought the campsites weren't all that, stay at the Shooting Star RV park if you want space.

Thank dawnski99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful area to call home as a base camp for 4 days. Partial hook ups and 5-6 good showers. We would stay here again.

Thank hwieler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for the extra .75 mile to see more petrified wood. The trail is steep but still quite accessible to anyone with some balance and energy. Otherwise, the standard one-mile trail just gets exciting past the half way mark. Gets muddy when it rains, as...More

Thank sycha
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For and eight dollar charge per carload, you can see a nice little lake, take a hike while seeing a lot of petrified wood, and learn a lot of UT history.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Bouldercityvic
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 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 2 April 2018

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

Thank 213Beaker
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Reviewed 13 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 5 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.

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Cynthia R
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29 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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