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All reviews the loop petrified forest beautiful hills painted desert mile long hike interesting geology side road walking shoes rock formations nice walk paved path bring plenty of water park ranger every turn entire park take your time different colors
This was a very enjoyable hike thru the colorful bands of the mesa. It begins with a short descent down to the floor of the mesa, and then meanders around the formations. The colors are gorgeous and there are pieces of petrified wood lying about....More
Wonderful stop on our trip through the petrified Forest. This overlook as a little covered beanch at the beginning and a nice paved well marked trail that walks you through the breathing blue mesa peaks. It is steep at the begining then breaks off into...More
You can view the terrain from your car, but this hike is really special. It gives you a close up view of the beautiful formations that you just cannot see with a zoom camera. Arrive early to avoid the heat, bring plenty of water, good...More
Making the hike on the Blue Mesa trail was absolutely the best part of our visit to the Petrified Forest National park.
The hike takes you through a trail that takes you around beautiful formations.
The scenery is amazing.
We only had a couple of hours to view the park, but if you have time it is well worth the visit. You can do a mile long hike to the bottom and back. The drive by tour is still rewarding if you don’t want...More
The blue mesa was gorgeous - it has vibrant colors with the different layers of the earth and in certain places you see petrified logs. We drove around and went to the painted desert and my husband and i went back to the blue mesa...More