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When the Yellowstone Volcano erupted, causing many shifts in tectonic movements and plates, the sheer amount of pressure and heat literally changed the infrastructure of the many trees there into stone. This exhibit is a must-see, and scientists suspect that this tree has been petrified for over 50 million years, so I suggest that you "go out on a limb" and come see this amazing exhibit!

Short Hike: The nearest parking is only about fifty feet away, and it requires minimal effort to reach the petrified tree.

Family Friendly: This geological feature makes the perfect family exhibit, like a museum in the wilderness!

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Owen C.

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May 25, 2022
Rick Shaw
May 17, 2022
Tom Herr
Fenced in still standing petrified tree. Easy to get to. Found a piece of petrified wood while hiking Lamar Valley today!
Feb 8, 2022
Bill Braun
With mulherns
Sep 10, 2021
Vikas Asthana
Aug 26, 2021
Michael Sherman
Done
Aug 23, 2021
Chris Thomas
Jul 6, 2021
Tina Chov
Underwhelming
Jun 27, 2021
Jessica Hardaway

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