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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Too many bugs

Nice hike but too little, annoying bugs, especially if you stop to cool off by the trees. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane V
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Petrified wood in a natural setting

It is very rewarding to hike in this state park/forest which are full of petrified wood on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyon, France
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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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710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
+1 801-538-7220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hike but too little, annoying bugs, especially if you stop to cool off by the trees. The rainbow off shoot is especially pretty but a little difficult, if you don't want too much climbing.

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very rewarding to hike in this state park/forest which are full of petrified wood on the trails. It took hundreds of years to grow trees, thousands of years to transform the tree trunks to petrified wood, but millions of years to reveal/unearth them...More

Thank dominique_hwang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there on way to Bryce to see Petrified Forest. It is a state park and admission is $8 per vehicle. There is a nice campground and lake there. We got the map from ranger to hike to see petrified forest. There are 2...More

Thank jmjbrtw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice park. $8 for two us to enter and get the map for the long hike. $4 of you just want to enter the park. Nice campsites, covered picnic areas, restrooms, visitor center with wi-do, dock on the lake. We opted to take...More

Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't speak to how good of a camping spot this is because we were on our way elsewhere and this was just a short stop to look at the petrified wood. Small entrance fee if you are only going to look at the wood...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this little park on our way into Escalante after 3 days at Bryce Canyon and if I had known about it earlier I would have camped here instead! The short hike to see the amazing petrified wood is great but...the little campground!...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small state park OK for camping while visiting the area. Camp alongside the White Hollow Reservoir. You can canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. There's a visitor contact station as well as a couple of trails and lots of petrified wood on display. Both day use and...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 18 May 2017

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 8 May 2017 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
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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
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?
28 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
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.