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Pando Clone In Utah Is Dying & It Might Be Your Last Chance To See It

If you've been searching for something truly spectacular to add to your bucket list, then this spot is a must-see. The Pando Clone in Utah is the largest documented organism on the planet. This massive system of trees is sadly diminishing, so you should make a plan to visit it before it disappears.

While aliens and dinosaurs are two things that always get attention, a lesser-known creature exists in the wilds of the Beehive State, and it is worth seeking out.

You can find this wild spot in the Fishlake National Forest.

The Pando Clone is a series of Aspen trees that are all one organism living together through a connected root system. It is the largest documented being on Earth, with around 47,000 stems sharing the base.

It stretches over 100 acres and is a truly unique destination. However, this incredible place is dying.

Scientists have noted that there is no regeneration from the dying trees, and insects, as well as grazing animals, are contributing to the lack of growth.

While efforts are being made to save it, it is unclear if it will recover.

In the fall, the bright colors of the leaves create a fantastic display of yellows and orange, while in the summer, the colorful green foliage looks like something from a dream. Entry to the forest is free.

It is estimated that the clone weighs around 13 million pounds, and the official website puts some of the trees at over 130 years old.

To reach it, you can take Highway 25 southwest one mile from Fish Lake.

These dreamy woods look like a scene from Narnia, and you can spend an afternoon under sun-dappled branches in one of the most amazing natural wonders around.

Pando Clone

Price: Free

Address: 115 E. 900 N., Richfield, UT

Why You Need To Go: You can visit the world's largest organism that shares a single root system.


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