Bosque Petrificado free | Tourist Attraction

Argentina

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Really awesome national park. Worth the dirt road u need to drive on. Hughe trees made of stone! The road in from the East is rather bad, from the West it's better. Camping inside the park is not permitted but there is a clean toilet at the ranger station. Take the time to read through the "museum" and to understand the petrification process (this is explained in English).

No wild camp in the park or in front of the ranger station!!

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super endroit dans un calme absolue ! on a vu plusieurs animaux (guanaco, choique, mara) sur le chemin. La marche vaut vraiment la peine c'est magnifique ! Le guardaparque est super sympa

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We loved this place :)
Reaaally worth the detour!
The road is very good, we think everyone can get here!

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Cool place to visit. Really fun to see the trees and learning about the proces in the visitor centre. It's a 2 km walk. It took us one hour. There is free wifi at the centre and a bathroom. The ranger told us that he saw 14 pumas in the national park in the two years that he was working there. So maybe you are also lucky :)
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Very nice and helpful rangers explaining the history of the place, which is of a great geological importance! Great views and the landscapes resemble very much to Ichigualasto provincial park at the province of San Juan. The road is not that bad, though it's 50 km of a gravel road, but it's definitely doable.

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Worth the bumpy 50 km ride. The ranger was super nice. On our way here we saw a lot of guanacos and maras 😍

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Nice free Parc. However, I found the road (coming from R3) with a 4x4 motor home rather bad. But we saw many interesting animals on the way (maras, armadillos).

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Really great park to visit! The petrified remains of the trees are amazing to see. If you have any interest in geology, you would really enjoy it here. The surrounding scenery is also very pretty.

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Worth a visit. Beautiful landscape and views. 2km walk among petrified trees in an amazing scenery.

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Few places like this one. Worth visit. At this date gravel road is perfectly. 9am to 7pm hi season. Low season 10am a 5:00pm. Free entrance. Correct name: Monumento natural bosques petrificados

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We’ve just visited this park and in the first opinion we were little bit sad that we spent 50km to go there but we gave them a chance. I must say - it is really nice!!! The ranger was so passionate about it that he made us to be passionate also! It is 2km walk-very easy. Nice views and you can see and touch trees which they have been here since dinosaurs!!! That made really happy. Also some guys had a problem with their tire and the rangers helped them a lot :)

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update: road is being fixed, suitable for any vehicle

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I agree with the other comments: very interesting, clean and much better than you would expect of a free place.

Important: you are neither allowed to camp at the place itself nor anywhere within the park. The ranger will send you back and won't be very nice doing it. Take the wild camp on IOverlander about 11km away.

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This place should be on your itinerary!! Really friendly staff with great explanations, cute little museum, and really interesting to see the petrified trees. Well worth the detour.

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verry nice, but to day was verry windy and we can't do all the Sendero. Frindly Ranger. Gravelroad was fine. 40km/h with Van 2wd.

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Interesting park to see the silicified trees. Nice staff. Easy gravel road, comfortably average 60kph for the 50km from Routa 3 in a small car.

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Bit of a drive off the 3.. about 40km. Not Dirt Road but Gravelled and a bit of corrugation too. Great place to visit and understand how it all happened. if Petrified Trees makes you curious go and see it. the Rangers are Ultra Freindly and appreciate visitors.

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Just wanted to add that the sendero (path) is a 2km loop in order to see the petrified trees. Well worth it

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Agree with the comments below. The road to get here is 'OK', the views are breathtaking! Really worth the detour! Friendly and helpful rangers.

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DOG PROCESS: Officially no animals in NP but you can keep your dog in the van, park in front of the museum and hike in the park is possible. It is a walk in park so it is easy to visit with your dog. Just keep and hide in the van.

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really nice park and helpful rangers. free entrance

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Really interesting national park, friendly and helpful ranger and absolutely amazing area. Definitely worth the detour.

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Amazing site, much more impressive than the Gondwana-Africa equivalent in Namibia. Even or because of a Patagonia rainstorm the landscape and trunks were stunning. We liked it very much.

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Amazing and magical place, definitely worth visiting!

It's for free, we where the only guests and the road seems to be repaired, no problems at all!

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Don't miss this place, very very interesting and the area is beautifull!! Something completely different than you are used to. And the gravelroad was very good when we drove it.

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Very nice and interesting place. The road is good for a dirty road.

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Interesting petrification process, the ranger was very helpful. The Road is bad, specially for a Kombi Safari, but we could arrived! ;)

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Opening times: October-March 09:00-19:00, April-September 10:00-17:00

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Very interesting, the rangers are great at explaining the petrification process. The road is okay: it's 50km from Ruta 3, all compacted round gravel with stretches of washboard and a few potholes. We drove 40-70km/h.

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Very impressive, a 'must have seen'! The road is not to bad.

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Worth the visit, very helpful rangers!

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The street isn't so bad, an the valley with all the different colors is worth to go there and yes of course the stone trees. The ranger was very kind, he gave me a binocular and a sit to see the stone trees, because of my broken foot.

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This is a great park. The staff was super friendly and gave a personal introduction to us, including a tour through the small-but-fine museum (which, elsewhere would be called Centro Interpretativo) which enabled us in a very practical way to understand what this park is about. The walk is approx. 2 km.

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Really awesome national park. Worth the dirt road u need to drive on. Hughe trees made of stone! The road is not so bad.

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