At Over 55 Million Years Old, Some Of The Oldest Trees In The World Are Found In Wyoming

Of all the things you can discover here in the West, few wonders are as breathtaking as the Petrified Forest in Wyoming. You can hike through this swath of new growth forest and encounter trees that have been preserved as part of the landscape for more than 55 million years. Just how is that possible? Read on to learn the story of these incredible natural artifacts.

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Have you ever seen the petrified forest in Wyoming? Make plans to visit when the weather warms up and you’ll be walking through history itself.

You’ll find the Petrified Forest along Specimen Ridge, just south of the Lamar River Bridge. Check in with the Tower Junction Rangers if you’re looking for a guided tour.

Address: Petrified Forest, Wyoming 82513, USA