Hike This Ancient Forest In Wyoming That’s Home To 55-Million-Year-Old Trees

When Woody Guthrie sang of the redwood forests, he was almost definitely thinking of the mighty trees of California that stand tall against the subtropical forest that surrounds them near the coast — but you know, there is a small chance he was talking about our very own Cowboy State. Did you know there were once towering redwoods in Wyoming? In fact, you can see the remnants of them today in the petrified forest of Yellowstone, which is home to 55 million-year-old trees.

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You can read more about the Petrified Forest on the Yellowstone website, here. Both the Petrified Tree and Petrified Forest can be found near the Tower Junction Ranger Station.

Address: Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190

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