Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, is just up the street from the tiny and outdoorsy town of Escalante, Utah. In the spring and fall visitors probably fill the streets and patronize open businesses, but on New Year's Eve Escalante was downright deserted. Fortunately Nemo's stayed open for us and the five other visitors to town, and we were able to enjoy a quick and delicious sandwich.
Further down the road, a 50-foot petrified tree greets you at the parking lot to the State Park and campground.
Petrified trees are interesting--Kenedy and Tucker's favorite part of the Park--but I loved the views.
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