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Petrified Forest Loop, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Petrified Forest Loop is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. To visit Petrified Forest Loop on your holiday in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and find out what else Theodore Roosevelt National Park has to offer, use our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip builder.
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  • Definitely recommend doing this early in the morning before the heat of the day. Take water and dress for hiking. Walk is strenuous in parts but mostly flat.  more »
  • This was a great hike despite a scorching hot day. The only issue is that there is one place early in the hike where the trail is not clear. Go left a bit and you will see the wooden pole up on the hi...  more »
  • This is a great drive through with walking trails national park. If you have limited mobility, there are plenty of petrified pieces to see from the car. If you don't mind an easy walk you can get righ...  more »
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  • This place was unbelievable! some of the largest trees, all petrified. unreal!
  • The Petrified Forest is my favorite trail in the park

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Where to stay in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If you're intent on sleeping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you can pitch a tent in the campground in the North Unit or the South Unit. The park offers a special horse campground in the South Unit for visitors on horseback, but you can stay here even without a horse. The small town of Medora near the entrance to the South Unit has a collection of motels and a couple of campgrounds. If you're looking for more options for dining and services, choose one of the hotels in the town of Dickinson east of the park. The region's thriving oil industry makes accommodations harder to come by in summer, so book ahead if you plan to visit at that time.
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