Jose Ormachea Petrified Forest Approx. Time: 4 hours
Activity Level: Moderate

Located southwest of Comodoro Rivadavia, the Jose Ormachea Petrified Forest is a natural wonder. 156 km to the west of Comodoro Rivadavia is Sarmiento Colony. This is the nearest town to the petrified forests area. Different geological folds sank these forest areas that, at present and after about 100 million years, arose due to the erosive action of the winds. These forests are made up of fossilized trees that were found in the same place where they stood a long time ago; a proof of that is that they were petrified when they found them, but they were also standing, with their roots still buried in the soil and almost entirely covered with volcanic ash.

Courtesy of the Argentina Tourism Board