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Trail of Sleeping Rainbows

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 195' 59 m
Descent: -188' -57 m
High: 6,200' 1,890 m
Low: 6,005' 1,830 m

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Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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A more strenuous extension to the main loop offering spectacular pieces of petrified wood.

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This extension to the Petrified Forest Trail has significantly more pieces of petrified wood along the way in all kinds of sizes and shapes. It is however more strenuous than the main loop. Combined with beautiful panoramas of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, this detour is certainly worth it.

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Jun 19, 2019
Paul Hancock
Unbelievable wealth of petrified wood specimens all along the route of this trail. Pay close attention to cairns when navigating the northern port… 0.6mi — 4h 00m
Jun 15, 2019
Pete Hanlon
Apr 20, 2019
Sarah R
so much petrified wood! unfortunately, much has been stolen from the national park that I was shocked to see how much has been preserved here. Beau…
Apr 30, 2017
Tilman Giese

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Petrified wood - with its annual growth rings still clearly visible.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
An entire trunk of petrified wood.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Petrified Wood is one of the highlights along the trail.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT

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