Escalante State Park features colorful deposits of mineralized wood and dinosaur bones. The 130-acre Wide Hollow Reservoir on the park’s boundary adds water recreation and fishing. OHV riding areas are closeby. Located one mile west of Escalante, at 710 N. Reservoir Road off Scenic Byway 12.
The Escalante Petrified Forest State Park has the states largest accessible concentration of petrified wood. The wood became petrified when silicon dioxide gradually replaced the wood cells in trees buried for a 100 million years. Minerals color the perified wood purple, yellow, green, magenta and red.