There are not many places where one can meander through a beautiful forest, and be walking among preserved foliage that is 60 million years old. Well, here you can, at Dry Creek Petrified Forest in Wyoming. Of course, the dry months of summer are probably the best times to make the three-quarter-mile loop among the tree stumps and the thickets of pre-historic scenery that dates back to the geologic era of the early Eocene.
It’s here at Dry Creek Petrified Forest, just east of Buffalo, Wyoming, where you’ll happen onto tree stumps that are as big as four feet in diameter and still sport the growth rings that put the area back to a time when it was a jungle-like swamp. Geologists tell us that millions of years ago, the Dry Creek Forest was very much like the Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia.
The landscape we see today was formed by the mighty uplifting of the Big Horn Mountains that created the prairie ecosystem. There was also the first formations of coal at the same time, and there you have the petrified state of the Dry Creek Forest.
It’s a wonderful walk, with information stations along the way. It’s an educational stroll, that takes you back 60 million years! At Dry Creek Petrified Forest.
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Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area …
The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area is located about 13 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming. The site offers visitors an opportunity to discover the history of the northeastern Wyoming landscape. About 60 million years ago these red sage hills and sagebrush country were a jungle-like swamp with towering Metasequoia trees.
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Dry Creek Petrified Tree Forest I-90 east from Buffalo to the Red Hills: The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area (EEA), set aside as such in 1978, is located about 9 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming. A parking area, picnic table, and interpretive facilities can be found here.
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Buffalo Pathfinders added 8 new photos from May 2019 to the album: Petrified Forest Hike — at Dry Creek Petrified Forest. May 2019 · It was too cold for a meal and meeting, but trail walking did occur!
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Dry Creek Petrified Forest is a Wildlife Park in Buffalo. Plan your road trip to Dry Creek Petrified Forest in WY with Roadtrippers.
Dry Creek Petrified Tree Forest – ultimatewyoming.com
Dry Creek Petrified Tree Forest I-90 east from Buffalo to the Red Hills . The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area (EEA), set aside as such in 1978, is located about 9 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming. A parking area, picnic table, and interpretive facilities can be found here.
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