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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Excellent State Park

While travelling along SR12, I discovered this gem of a State Park. Day use is $8 including access... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OziDiver
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Long Valley, New Jersey
Great Sunset Hike

It's a short-ish hike that has a numbered trail guide with interesting facts about flora, fauna and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa A
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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 days ago

While travelling along SR12, I discovered this gem of a State Park. Day use is $8 including access to a 1.75 mile walk. In the State Park you can also camp and it has hook-ups for RVs in a nice grassed area alongside of a...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a short-ish hike that has a numbered trail guide with interesting facts about flora, fauna and history. We didn't complete the hike because we ran out of light but we got up to the top and could see into Escalante and see our motel.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously not the same number of trees as the Petrified Forest in Arizona, but interesting none the less. Had. a nice walk to the top of the Mesa and around the top - about 1.5 miles in total.

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought this was going to be a short nature walk, but turned out to be a rather arduous 2.5 mile hike. It was worth the effort though as there are many, many petrified trees, some as big as 3 ft around.

Thank Laurence H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park will cost you between $4 and $8 for day use. The $4 entrance fee for our vehicle allowed us to do a VERY short petrified wood cove nature walk (10 minutes), to see an array of...More

1  Thank Trina110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike up by the cliffs ($8) or you can see a lot of petrified trees/wood at the bottom (only $4/car). You can walk around much of the reservoir.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each Utah state park is unique, some have just fishing, others have a museum but this one is the only one with petrified wood. A long felled tree is reconstructed on elevated bed allowing you to walk around and see the petrified pieces displayed with...More

Thank CFBSr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really much there. Though we are not hikers, Not sure what the trail offers. There is a petrified tree to check out and some interesting displays in the visitor center.

Thank Joy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This year we've decided to discover more state/national parks in Utah and this was our first stop. The hike is only ~3 miles total, but we also enjoyed walking around the reservoir. There were a lot of people fishing, but we didn't bring our gear....More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove the scenic byway from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef and stopped here. It was $8 for the car load. We hiked a short, but very steep trail to the top of a butte or mesa. At the top, there were pieces of petrified...More

1  Thank Theresa C
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Cynthia R
What is the name of the coffee shop in the middle of nowhere? the view is simply amazing!
11 September 2016|
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Response from RuthAnn W | Reviewed this property |
Kiva coffee house
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272advice
We're going to be in Utah for 9 days, is Escalate something we should consider goin to? We've been to Zion national park. Any suggestions?
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
How long would it take to hike?
25 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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