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Monumento Natural Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento (Sarmiento Petrified Forest Natural Monument)

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 08/13/2014

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An eerie and vast landscape scattered with hundreds of petrified trees takes you more than 75 million years back in time. The palm and conifer trees originally arrived here by river when the area was a tropical delta, although now the sun-bleached and striated badlands are anything but tropical. Dry, parched, and whipped by winds, this place requires a jacket any time of year. Entrance is free, but consider paying for a guide to help you understand exactly what you are

looking at. The Monumento Natural Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento is about 30 km (19 miles) from Sarmiento following R26 until you reach the access road on the right. If you don't have your own vehicle, book a remis from Sarmiento: most will charge you for the return trip, including an hour's waiting time.

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30 km (19 miles) from Sarmiento, Sarmiento, Chubut, Argentina



Sight Details:

  • 20 pesos
  • Apr.–Aug., daily 10–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–7

Updated 08/13/2014


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