Visit Utah’s Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, But Avoid The Ancient Curse
One of Utah’s more under-appreciated state parks, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is a place where you can see petrified trees that are millions of years old. You’ll want to leave the petrified wood there, though…some people say that there’s an ancient curse if you take some of it home.
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You can find out more about Escalante Petrified Forest State Park on its website, and see what’s going on there when you visit the park’s Facebook page.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.