Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

710 N. Reservoir Rd.
Escalante, UT 84726- Map It
(435) 826-4466

AAA Editor Notes

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is 1 mi. w. on SR 12, then .5 mi. on an unnamed road, following signs. The 1,784-acre park contains colorful mineralized wood and fossilized logs. The petrified forest is accessed by a 1.5-mile moderate to strenuous hiking trail. A visitor center has specimens of petrified wood and dinosaur fossils on display. Wide Hollow Reservoir, a freshwater lake, provides many recreational opportunities. A self-guiding nature trail leads through a section of the reserve. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$8 (per private vehicle, maximum eight people). Camping fees $19-$25. Extra vehicle on campsite $10-$13. Group campsite $75.
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m., June-Aug.; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., rest of year. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas.