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Address: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

16-mile scenic drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

16-mile scenic drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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I LOVE geology!

This is a great drive through with walking trails national park. If you have limited mobility, there are plenty of petrified pieces to see from the car. If you don't mind an... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great drive through with walking trails national park. If you have limited mobility, there are plenty of petrified pieces to see from the car. If you don't mind an easy walk you can get right up to the pieces. It is amazing!

Thank sloanjr
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I hiked out to the north Petrified Forest with my 1.5 year old son in a backpack carrier. On the hike in, we saw a bison and a feral horse. We stopped at the Petrified Forest for 45 minutes or so. There was a nice flat spot for my son play. When we were stopped a prairie hare approached us... More 

Thank Ryan B
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling back east and we were pleasantly surprised that the park was right off the interstate. We took a detour and added a visit to the park where we were not disappointed. Great views including beautiful fall colors and lots of wildlife sightings. Did the loop and only was at the park for 2 hours, but wanted to stay longer.... More 

Thank Mike C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Did a quick hike to the north petrified forest (about 4 miles round trip). The drive to the trail head was 6 miles on a dirt round and through cattle pastures, had to maneuver around cows on the road at times. There was plenty of parking at the trail head and the trail is pretty flat with only a couple... More 

Thank KCG21
Prescott, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice loop. I preferred hiking through other sections of the park as the views don't change much during large sections of this loop. We did see a lot of Bison which was good and bad since we had to detour off the trail twice to avoid the herds. We also saw wild horses and in the distance... More 

Thank Michelle J
Smyrna, GA
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A couple tour books made it sound like one would have to do a full day hike to see the Petrified Forest. The full loop is a long hike (and I wish we'd had time to hike the entire loop!) but you can do a shorter, easy hike here to see the impressive petrified wood. Some of the tours books... More 

2 Thank Hrothmir
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting The Petrified Forest National Park. The look out views were beautiful. We enjoyed visiting the old hotel and learning of the history. Learning about the petrified wood was interesting for the entire family. I recommend watching the short film at the visitor station prior to entering the park. Our daughter enjoyed the activities for becoming a Jr.... More 

1 Thank LesThomp
Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

We parked at the west end entrance - easy to find, the ranger will tell you the exit from the interstate and then follow the signs. Saw pronghorns along the dirt road. We hiked it clockwise. This hike goes out a 1/2 mile and then makes a loop. The first 3 miles takes you through the petrified wood and and... More 

1 Thank nriemen
Des Moines, Iowa
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94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Spouse and I had a terrific time on this trail. We only saw 2 other people on a pretty fall day. We accessed the trail from the private gravel road that skirted the park. The road is decent and passable for all cars, but take it easy as too much speed will equate to significant bumps (and maybe bruises) to... More 

9 Thank NewStart78
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

There are signs at the beginning to the Petrified Forest loop that warn you about how tough it is. We thought we were prepared, but were not. We took the south fork to loop back around. The beginning of the trail takes you through some petrified wood and some badland hills. It's not too bad. Then you come out on... More 

10 Thank smandw

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