Petrified Forest Loop, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Petrified Forest Loop is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A visit to Petrified Forest Loop represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Theodore Roosevelt National Park itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It requires driving on a gravel road and then hiking out to see the petrified forest but it is worth the drive and the hike to see the remains from years ago. It is an enjoyable hike, but bring...  more »
  • For the Petrified Forest area, you have to go out of the park west then north. The brown park signs can be hard to see. Take I-94 north to exit 23. Follow Forest Service Road 730. It is a gravel road....  more »
  • The petrified forest is very cool. Saw a lone buffalo and a few wild horses on our trip. Nice long hike. Only steep at the beginning and end of the hike.
  • Awesome place to take a day hike. Absolutely beautiful. I didn't get to see the Buffalo but seen many signs they had been there. I would suggest to bring a walking stick if you go on the 5 mile hike through the pasture since snakes can be bad. You can also take the 1/2 mile hike to see lots of petrified wood. Great place to stop with the kids.

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