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Petrified Tree

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“Okay but don't go out of your way”
22 Oct 2018
“Do a quick drive by”
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Along Grand Loop Road, Between Mammoth and Tower-Roosevelt, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick online search will show you a picture of it and……………………. that is what exactly what you see; nothing more, nothing less. If you are an expert in trees, science etc then you may get it but most people, like us, were a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 510richarde
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Located about 3/4 mile off the highway this is not a real exciting stop unless you’re a geology geek or would simply like to say you’ve seen a petrified tree stump.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Unless you've never seen petrified tree before, this is not a list-topper. You have to walk up a long walkway to see it, and it's behind a barrier to protect it from visitors. But it's good for a drive-by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This attraction doesn't take long to visit. It's interesting, but there isn't a lot to see. There are two parking lots on the narrow road to get to it. The first is for campers, vehicles with trailers, etc.. the one right next to the tree...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Interesting quick stop on the road. Sad that it has to be surrounded by a fence to keep people from destroying it like they did to the other 2 that used to be there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is one of the things to see according to the park guide so of course we stopped to take a look. It’s about a 15-20 minute hike from the parking lot, but once you arrive and see it, it’s not much. It may have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joemontana16
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was ok- the picture I attached is the extent of this petrified tree experience. I much preferred the beautiful meadow walk leading up to the site. If you park in the first lot, make your way down the embankment to the trail below the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank agrove707
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This was the only thing in the park that I was disppointed with so far. Parking was awful and really ruined the experience. I would skip this given the chance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank woohoo451
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This petrified tree stump his behind a metal fence to protect it. There is a gradual incline to walk up to reach it. A wheelchair could probably manage it. It’s an easy stop and not far of the main road so make the stop if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 406traceyl
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The petrified tree itself isn't particularly exciting - unfortunately they have had to put it behind a gate because tourists would chip pieces off of it (in fact, there used to be others) but it is an interesting hint that there was other types of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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