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You have to see this.

Along with the Crystal Forest, you have to see this. The variagated colors within each petrified... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
Great views and nice walk

The Rainbow Forest loops around behind the museum. You can see some incredible pieces of petrified... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2019
Donna R
Louisville, Kentucky
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Along with the Crystal Forest, you have to see this. The variagated colors within each petrified tree is as beautiful as the desert sun set.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AnthonyS2923
Reviewed May 30, 2019

The Rainbow Forest loops around behind the museum. You can see some incredible pieces of petrified wood and have a nice walk around. Does not take that long to see but well worth the stop.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Donna R
Reviewed April 20, 2019

We entered the park form the south and this was our first stop within the park. It was a great introduction with an easy loop walk around the crystalised timbers, some of them quite big. The colours were amazing, both in the timbers and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gomms13
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A great stop to see the neat Petrified Rocks / Logs in a Rainbow Color Spectrum & easily accessible & viewable. You’ll enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed November 18, 2018

All of the stops in the Petrified Forest are worth stopping. This one has incredible views and is very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bill N
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Who would believe there are a rainbow of colors in petrified wood. I was blow away. The pictures & comments can’t touch being there.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This stop is greatly worth your time. You cannot go wrong with any of the stops in PFNP. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center to get even more information on the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank ANCtoEYW
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit, views are spectacular, there is a lot to be learned and discovered. The trails looked very difficult for an older person with disabilities.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The scenic drive through the Rainbow Forest contains large, colorful petrified wood over 200 million years old - large pieces of tree trunks, even whole trunks - scattered all over the ground with a backdrop of white, pink and red colored peaks and mesas. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I remembered this place a lot bigger. i was only 5 the last time, but it was a vivid memory of the rock trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Westea
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Response from SmallGirlInABigWorld | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2 hours. We stayed on the roads rather than doing any trails, but took several turn offs. I agree about the binoculars (or a good telephoto lens). We couldn't really make out the petroglyphs with my moderate... More
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Response from Sandantics | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! We bought a small case of little pieces for $4.99 but there were bigger beautiful pieces that can get quite costly. My favorites were the thin slices that show all the different layers and colors. Some were... More