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Address: 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028
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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WOW!!!! Breathtaking!!

Magnificent, stunning, gorgeous, humbling, amazing, magical, awe-inspiring, unmatched, mesmerizing. DO NOT pass this natural beauty up; nothing else like this exists. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnificent, stunning, gorgeous, humbling, amazing, magical, awe-inspiring, unmatched, mesmerizing. DO NOT pass this natural beauty up; nothing else like this exists. The petrified wood is easily traversed by foot where you'll see incredible vistas and see the objects up close and touchable. I can't recommend this tour strongly enough. All for only $20 per carload. Allow 3 or 4 hours... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went yesterday. Was thoroughly pleased. Beautiful color, absolute wilderness, meaningful history. This is unique and will not disappoint.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our way to Chinle/Canyon de Chelly (from Show Low), we took time to cover the key attractions of Petrified Forest National Park starting from Rainbow Forest, Crystal Forest Loop, Newspaper Rocks (all close together on Petrified Forest Road) and the last, Painted Desert. Stopped briefly to take photos at a few lookouts on the way from the Visitor Center... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The kids and I hiked from the lookout to the Painted Desert Inn to really soak in the views. It is breathtaking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped off on our way to Sedona and it was beautiful. Hard to describe but so unlike anything we are accustomed to in the midwest and so expansive. Visibility for miles! We just did the north end of the drive then turned around to go back out the same way, so didn't see the actual petrified forest portion on the... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped through here on a limited amount of time ... approximately 2 to 3 hours. It wasn't enough. The beauty of this place is fantastic. We did find a few geocaches in the park, and I know there are more than what I found. A full day would have been a better amount of time to hike through and... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a place to stop, relax, and enjoy the serenity found here. One might be able to hear time pass.

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The colors are so vibrant and the landscape is very unique. You drive to the different lookout points. But, there are several trails you can take in the park. Don't miss the very last stop on your map. That is where you will see the most petrified wood up close. It's hot in July, so wear... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For several years, I've wanted to see the Painted Desert. Finally I got the chance, and I wasn't disappointed! Now, I don't plan to explain the magnificent scenery: The pictures do that. But, I will say this: Visiting the desert is a lot like being in a giant "painting machine." Every time you turn around, you find a new landscape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I could say was WOW! Around every bend, there was a new, beautiful sight to behold. GOD in His Glory did a magnificent job here! I'm speechless. I did not want to leave. The Petrified Forest was unbelievable. A must see!!!

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