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Attraction in Buffalo & Kaycee WY

Located about 13 miles east of Buffalo, the Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area offers visitors an opportunity to discover the history of the northeastern Wyoming landscape.

About 60 million years ago the red sage hills and sagebrush country were a jungle-like swamp with towering Metasequoia trees. Many of these trees still exist as petrified wood. An interpretive loop trail winds eight-tenths of a mile through portions of remnant petrified trees. A shelter with picnic tables and vault toilets are available. Backcountry camping is allowed in the recreation area, outside of the fenced in trail and picnic area.

To access the area from Interstate 90, take the Red Hills/Tipperary Road (Exit 65). Cross under the interstate and head northeast on Tipperary Road for 6 miles. Turn left onto the Petrified Tree access road, directly across the road from a ranch house. This two-track will cross a cattle guard and continue about 0.6 mile to the parking area. The road to this area is a graveled all-weather road, but snow drifts are common in the winter months.

44.35237369, -106.5328609

Buffalo WY, 82834