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Painted Desert

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Address: 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
Phone Number: (928) 524-6228
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.

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Something which you would not get to see in other places! The colors are lovely. The views are beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Something which you would not get to see in other places! The colors are lovely. The views are beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not sure how much more I can add to the reviews already here, but it was great just looking at the colorful strata from the car, as I had done lots of hiking by the time I got around to this nice drive.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Petrified Forset national park is well worth a visit. There is lots to see and do. The visitor center has lots of info about the park. There a long and short walks, so hopefully something for everyone. We enjoyed the giant logs trail and the blue mesa the best. If its hot you will need a hat and water.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can easily see the beauty from the road. Worthwhile stop if you are traveling from New Mexico tomArizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Petrified Forest/Painted Desert is a nice park that is about 28 miles from the south entrance to the north. It is best if you can plan at least a half of a day to a full day to be able to explore the many hiking and scenic areas.

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to visit if you like natural splendour. The only place I have seen to rival the Painted Desert's colours is in Death Valley - Artist's Drive/Artist's Palette. So many overlooks with scenery different in pretty much each area. There are also places to walk down through the colourful topography. Just stunning and so glad to have finally... More 

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Mount Vernon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the views. We stopped at all the viewing stops and took in the beauty of gods country. All that beauty in Arizona. It had been a good 40 years since my last visit and I am glad I cam back. We headed on to the petrified forest which was absolutely beautiful and breath taking.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful views of the area landscape, like nothing else I have ever seen. The Painted Desert National Park includes the Petrified Forest. This is primarily a drive through park with some short walks to various vistas. Hard to describe the beauty of the area and the petrified logs laying on the ground by the side of the road. If your... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone makes such a fuss over the petrified forest but my pick is the painted desert. We were lucky to be there after a rain shower so it looked bright and even more colorful than on our last visit. Close to the interstate. Take a picnic lunch or hike one of the very accessible trails.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the painted mountains. It is a must stop in the petrified forest national park for sure!

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