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Address: 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
Phone Number: (928) 524-6228
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.

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Beautiful and easy to see

We visited this area in early September. We have an RV but did not bring it into the park - it would be very hard to drive one thru herecas you need to pull off at sites and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anne T
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Usa
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this area in early September. We have an RV but did not bring it into the park - it would be very hard to drive one thru herecas you need to pull off at sites and the parking lots can be crowded. We had our dogs with us, which worked out fibe - just lots of getting in... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did overnight at Holbrook, a run-down old Route 66 stop. After good night’s sleep we got to the National Park early and had to wait a few minutes till opening. Turned out an an early visit was best. We drove the 28-mile road and enjoyed the beautiful scenes of the desert. Road is perfectly paved, big improvement from a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Painted Desert was amazing. From the Interstate one would never know what beauty lies just a few miles away. Not only are the Vistas spectular, but the petrified forest is a phenomenon lying amid the desert. The Agate House Loop is an easy 2 mile loop and worth seeing.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is remarkable. The colors can't be captured with a camera, only you eye. Once you pass the park entrance, there are many lookout areas to capture the beauty. If you continue along the route, you'll pass an old section of Route 66 on your right. Continue on the same road for several miles to the Petrified Forest. Don't do... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveling Rt66 we stopped at the painted desert and the sights are fantastic. The colors and rock formations are truly a natural wonder. Take your time and enjoy all the views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful this is definitely a must see attraction ! The park ranger Allen was very informative

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Williams, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit along I-40. You can do a fairly quick drive through and stop at the interpretive center or you can camp or stay at a hotel and actually walk some of the park trails. The loop can get busy during the summer but there is plenty of parking at the many vistas. The movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is so beautiful! The views are very diverse. The roads, buildings and paths are all well maintained. Most impressing: all the different colors and breathtaking landscapes. Will certainly visit again and bring more polaroid film :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are no words for how beautiful this place is, you must visit! $10 for a bike, $20 for a car, but well worth it to see all this 28 mile adventure has in store! Petrified trees, breathtaking views and tons of history!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must see. Beautiful. Easily accessible. A National Park worthy of the name. Loved it. A quick drive but well worth it.

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