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Petrified Forest Natural Monument Park (Bosques Petrificados)
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A must

It is true, the site is located rather far from civilization, but its remoteness and loneliness... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Alexsas777
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Binfield, United Kingdom
Absolutely worth visiting.

This park is located about 26 kilometers off the main road and the road to the park is only... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
Dmitri K
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

This park is located about 26 kilometers off the main road and the road to the park is only partially paved, but it is a thing of beauty! Reminded me a bit of Badlands. The park itself is interesting, the stories are educational: you can see the result of the climate change right there, but the scenery is gorgeous.
I actually enjoyed the road and multi-colored mountains more than pieces of petrified wood. Make sure you stop on your way to the park to look around.
The trail in the park is just one or two kilometers and is not steep.
There is no entrance fee but you can donate some money.
Don't even think about taking a piece of petrified wood with you. The rangers warn you that they will make a personal search and they do.

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Reviewed 30 October 2014

For those who are into curious places, and willing to spend quite some time to get to them, this three hour trip is worth the effort. About 180 km (or 110 miles) from downtown Comodoro Rivadavia, with about 18 km of dirt road, you'll find this relic from the past. This almost lunar setting, has logs scattered all over in a desertic environment. Nothing extraordinary, except that these logs are made out of rock. So, when you see them, they look like regular logs, but when touched, they're rocks! Regretfully, many specimens have been stolen, and it seems there are not that many as it used to be. Good photo setting as well.

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Reviewed 10 September 2014

A large area of ragged sandstone hills littered with the trunks of scores of petrified Monkey Puzzle or Araucaria trees. There are also millions of shards broken from the trees lying all over the ground and long views over the surrounding desert to distant mountain ranges. Apparently the trees all died in one cataclysmic event sixty million years ago, it was probably a huge volcano which buried them in ash.
There is a guardian on duty and a small charge or donation, but when we were there was only one other tourist, a French cyclist and we had given him a lift to the site.
The site is a bit out of the way but well worth a side trip if you are not rushed for time. We spent a year driving round SAM in our motor caravan Mickey, so time was not a major problem

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Reviewed 10 April 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2015
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