Hike the Crystal Forest Loop

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Petrified wood that has turned into stone and or crystallized.

There really isn't much to this hike beyond exploring all the different types of petrified wood deposits.  It's named after the wood that has formed in the petrified logs.  I felt like it was the best place to go in the park to have an opportunity to see a diverse array of petrified wood in one place.  

If you go in the summer just make sure you carry water because you're completely exposed.

I imagine the snow in the winter would provide an even better experience for photographers.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Water
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

0.75 Miles

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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Added by Jared Blitz

A teacher of health and fitness in Higher Ed, an exercise physiologist, a lover of the outdoors, and fulfilled by shooting landscape photography.

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