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The Petrified Forest Loop is 1 mile long with no elevation gain. An informative pamphlet guides you through and around an ancient lake bed complete with several petrified tree stumps. The information gives hikers a good overview of geologic history of the region.

Directions: From Florissant, Traveling west on Highway 24, you'll come to a junction with State Road 1 in Florissant. Turn left on to 1 and travel 2.5 miles to the road that leads to the Florissant National Monument Visitors Center.

Elevation: 8,400 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,400 feet

Elevation Gain: 0 feet

Distance: 1.0 miles

Usage: Heavy in Summer

Difficulty: Easy

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