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Painted Desert

1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
(928) 524-6228
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This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
(928) 524-6228
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just moved to Phoenix and decided to take a day trip the the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert. Loved, loved, loved the drive through this national treasure. The staff at the gift shop and park entrance were very nice and helpful. The drive through the park...More

Thank MTSoccer
Reviewed yesterday

We took the scenic loop drive-- beautiful drive through this national park--very pretty to see the different colors--

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through and stopped for a short hike on the painted desert rim trail. The views of the desert get more colorful as you hike toward the Painted Desert Inn. That is now a national historic landmark and you can just drive and park...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the Petrified Forest National Park and can be seen from the loop road. It is very pretty to see, and the layers are beautiful. I bet sunset would be a beautiful time to see this area.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park has easy access off of I-40 and worth a stop. The north end has the painted desert, the south has the petrified forest. We just had a quick stop here. Well worth it. Definitely need to return and spend some quality time exploring...More

Thank Db1105
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Park. Well worth the stop. 28 miles of beautiful scenery. Don't miss this opportunity to see such a great part of our country

Thank Bella71486
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first stop to make when going through Arizona from the east and it is a can't miss! The views are stunning and amazing! The loop takes you from the painted desert through the petrified forest. Highly recommended!!!

1  Thank Kevin3046
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no camping at the Park but it's certainly worth a visit if you plan to be nearby. It was easy to enter through the north and then leave through the south (or vice-versa). Beautiful vistas and not too difficult trails. We were happy...More

1  Thank robinrush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morning after a downpour the air was clear and clean which allowed the park to show its true colors. You can see why this was a favorite stop along old route 66.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love amazing vistas and you have a couple of hours in the area of Winslow, Arizona, please do yourself a favor and visit Petrified Forest National Park. The park encompasses the Petrified Forest and also the Painted Desert really two attractions in one....More

3  Thank Eliot S
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April 12, 2017|
Response from 50Places | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's possible. The route is only about 28 miles long, which is about a half-hour drive. But you would want to stop and get out to take photos, or go on short hikes to see things close up. And there are some short side... More
April 11, 2017|
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Response from wilderspin | Reviewed this property |
Its 27 miles and there are lots of stopping points, so depends how slow you drive (to enjoy the scenery) and how often you stop :-) Reckon if you didn't stop about 45 -60 mins at a slow enough speed to look, plus any... More
Rhonda T
April 4, 2017|
Response from wilderspin | Reviewed this property |
Hmmmm, never having driven anything like that I'm really not sure. But..... you could always perhaps park the trailer up at the car park at the visitor cetntre and collect it on the way back, unless you were planning to go... More