Hiking To This Remote Geological Wonder In Oklahoma Is Like Traveling To Another Planet

In case you didn’t know, Oklahoma is home to some of the most diverse topography in the state. There are 11 different ecoregions, ranging from cypress swamps to pine-covered mountains to tallgrass prairies. One of the most unusual terrains in the Sooner State is the Black Mesa area in the most western portion of the state. It’s home to many remote geological wonders that look like you’re on another planet. The area is open to the public and hikeable for most people, so lace up those hiking boots and head west to Black Mesa State Park to check it out.

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Address: County Road 325, Kenton, OK, 73946

Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve contains 47 dinosaur prints that were originally discovered in the 1980s. Click here to read about the dinosaurs that once trekked in this place.