Dry Creek Petrified Forest

Dry Creek Petrified Forest, Búfalo - opiniones y fotos

Dry Creek Petrified Forest
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MeridethInWyoming
Horse Patch, Wyoming34 aportes
Good for a Outing!
sep. de 2021
Directions Take exit 65 of I90, go north on Tipperary Road 6 miles when you come to large brownish barn and ranch, turn left (west) there on gravel road and go .6 miles.
There is a clean vault toilet and nice picnic shelter with two tables. Warning: Trail is unimproved single dirt track and you need to in a reasonably decent physical shape to walk the whole trail. I did not make it the whole due to knee replacement. No access for handicapped. Trail goes over ravines and up hills. Also, since this is Wyoming look out for rattlesnakes and use caution. Trail goes near and through sagebrush and they often lay in the shade in the heat of the day. I would not recommend letting dogs run off leash and keep toddlers and children close by and on trail. .8 miles is probably too long for some small children and you may need to carry them part of the way.
Petrified trees are interesting and the signage explaining them is good. A graveled wider footpath would be a huge improvement to this education area. We found it a good way to spend an enjoyable Sunday outing.
I did notice some bicycle tracks on trail so some people evidently do this with their mountain bikes.
Area is free, there is metal box by the kiosk to sign in. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed their picnic area. Spent about an hour and a half here.
Escrita el 14 de septiembre de 2021
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Anthony J
St. Andrews162 aportes
Trees in sagebrush
sep. de 2019
Not the easiest place to find, but worth the effort. Once you get there and park the vehicle, there is a 0.8 mile track to walk, with 12 ecological markers pointing out the petrified remains of trees. The final tree on display has been partially excavated to demonstrate the extent of the trunk. If you think that kids would enjoy seeing how geology works on forests, then this is a good little trek for a family as well as adults.
Escrita el 1 de octubre de 2019
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RockyMountainDiva
Breckenridge, CO373 aportes
Glad we went
jun. de 2019 • Pareja
If you have a gps, you can find this using these coordinates: 44.35147, -106.53048. We had been doing a lot of hiking and needed a more restful day, plus we enjoy interesting natural features like this. There are better petrified forests in the US, but nonetheless we were glad we visited. We did the hike in reverse so got to see the biggest specimen first, but the smaller stumps made it easier to picture the forest that existed at one time. Plus, as other reviewers have mentioned, there is great scenery and wildlife on the way there. Very peaceful place, had clean vault toilets.
Escrita el 15 de julio de 2019
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Steve J
Aiken, Carolina del Sur36 aportes
A nice little hike ; just keep an eye out for the tiny sign
jul. de 2019 • Amigos
Not sure what I was expecting - but the petrified "forest" is a bit of a stretch -- a few stumps and one partial tree. This does not mean it wasn't worth it. It was an easy short hike and was interesting.

I don't remember where I got the address from i had plugged into GPS ( 974 Tipperary Road, Buffalo, Wy ) - but this took us about a half mile past the turnoff that is marked with a very small sign.
Escrita el 3 de julio de 2019
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momoone
Tracy, CA25 aportes
Rained like crazy, but still enjoyed the hike
jun. de 2019 • Familia
Even though the rain started pouring right after starting the hike, it was still worth the hike and drive out there. Beautiful examples of petrified wood and we loved passing through a sheep herd and seeing the pronghorn bucks on the way. The exit and entrances on I-90 come really quick. Follow the BLM directions on the website for the Petrified Forest.
Escrita el 17 de junio de 2019
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Nancy C
Conifer18 aportes
Very nice!
may. de 2019 • Pareja
Nice little hike with interesting information posted through out. The weather was great, so we stayed out on the trails for quite a while. No one else was around - very peaceful.
Escrita el 2 de junio de 2019
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Jean H
Sheridan, WY43 aportes
Great Geology Hike
may. de 2018 • Amigos
A local geologist/hiker and I took a group of senior citizens to this location. It is a secluded location without shade, except for the picnic area, so go in cool times of year or early morning in the summer. Having an individual who is knowledgable about the geology of the area makes this a much more interesting hike. Although there are good interruptive signs. It is an amazing forest. The picnic area and latrine are well maintained.
Escrita el 17 de febrero de 2019
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anonymous
Búfalo, WY11 aportes
Super fun
sep. de 2018 • Familia
This is a short walk- probably 3/4 of a mile at most with petrified trees all around. There is helpful signs telling you about history as well. Can be a little muddy at times but still super fun- also a great place to walk a dog.
Escrita el 28 de enero de 2019
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Peter59
Auckland, Nueva Zelanda54 aportes
Interesting Site but Wrong Location
jun. de 2018 • Amigos
Visited this site with a tour group of 4 - pleasant walk over a 3/4 mile loop amid grasses & wild flowers, set in rolling hills ... not a large number of fossilised tree specimens, but it’s still fascinating to see 60 million year old trees - the “big reveal” is near the end of the walk, where a whole tree is standing, having been excavated ... the only issue is that the location on Trip Advisor is wrong - it’s only about a 1/3rd of the way to the marker shown on the map ... look for a maroon farm building on the right hand side, and a small sign pointing left - a short drive through private property takes you to the trail start
Escrita el 8 de junio de 2018
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benstarross
Sheridan, WY2 aportes
Fun Little Hike
abr. de 2017 • Pareja
Who knew this was even there!? Fun evidence of the natural history of Wyoming. Easy, short hike and some cool specimens of, larger than I expected, petrified trees. Great place to take some youngin's.
Escrita el 8 de octubre de 2017
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