Buffalo Field Office

Dry Creek Petrified Tree EEA

The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area (EEA) is about 13 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming (map). About 60 million years ago the red sage hills and sagebrush country were a jungle-like swamp with towering Metasequoia trees. An .8 mile loop interpretive trail winds its way through portion of remnant petrified trees.


To access the area, take Interstate 90 east from Buffalo 7 miles to the Red Hills exit. At the Red Hills exit, drive north on Tipperary Road for 5 miles to the Petrified Tree Area access road. The road to this area is a graveled all-weather road.

Or, if you can't wait to see the area, take a virtual tour of Dry Creek Petrified Tree EEA!