Escalante Petrified Forest State Park has a fantastic hiking trail that shows off some of the region’s best petrified wood in a treasure chest of a hiking trail. The trail climbs up a mesa where petrified wood is literally scattered all over the ground in both pebble-sized rocks and boulders a few feet large. The park makes for an excellent stop to get away from the crowds seeking out grander adventures.
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Hiking
Distance: 2 miles (round trip) Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October Obscurely tucked away behind the grander adventures of the southern Utah region is a little state park that preserves a treasure chest of petrified wood. It’s relatively overlooked which means the trail can have plenty of quiet moments. And since it’s also in a state park, you’ve got an optional place to camp for the night. Escalante Petrified Forest […]