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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Description: An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.

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Stop and look at the center of the logs in the Rainbow Forest. You can see so many layers of contrasting colors. Take some time and think about the people who saw these logs in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Stop and look at the center of the logs in the Rainbow Forest. You can see so many layers of contrasting colors. Take some time and think about the people who saw these logs in their glory of an actual forest.

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Rainbow Forest is an almost magical place. Seeing all the petrified wood lying on the ground, sticking out of rocks, and now being unearthed by erosion is very interesting. The colors you'll see are pretty amazing too. It takes a while to fully appreciate what you're seeing so don't rush through. Don't just drive on the road, but take the... More 

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Stopped here with the wife while at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks. The petrified trees are absolutely beautiful. A must see whe nin the parks.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Depending on whether you enter the Petrified Forest National Park at the south or north entrance, the Rainbow Forest loop path will be either at the start or end of your drive, respectively. Definitely don't miss the opportunity to walk among these fossilised tree fragments, some small, some massive, all surreal with their random colour combinations—yellow, purple, and orange-red predominate.... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

you can not help when walking amongst petrified trees which are millions of years old think even if just for a moment about the length of your own stay here on planet Earth... A great place to walk around and escape from work, from emails. Beautiful specimens though many of the petrified trees show scars from times past when treasure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went to the petrified forest, and I knew that u would just love the rocks! The colors were just amazing, however my family and I were a little disappointed with several things. First of all, we understood the strict rules of no taking the rocks home, but it's another thing to not touch them or even take of picture... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You think you will know how beautiful this will be. you will be wrong. the petrified wood has made agates In Rainbows of colors. This is extraordinary. the long logs and crystal forest walks are short I'm filled with wonder. the petroglyphs at newspaper rock were certainly worth seeing. Painted Desert with its array of colors in the evening sun,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you're passing through this way, it's worth the $10 (per car) to visit and drive the 30 or so miles round the trail to see the stunning views and weird sights of trees turned to rock strewn about the desert. Plenty of stops on the way including gift shops and a diner etc.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I completely agree with what most reviewers have to say: it's amazing walking through this 'forest', full of pretty colors. It's fascinating that the wood has undergone this slow process of fossilization and is probably millions of years old! The one thing that saddened me was the plethora of shops right outside the national park selling petrified wood by the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just rode thru the Petrified Forest-truly amazing. This small museum located near the exit is a must see. The dinosaur collection is truly amazing and the history informative. Great for kids and adults!!

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