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Stunning Walk

This was a very enjoyable hike thru the colorful bands of the mesa. It begins with a short descent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Evelyn C
Byhalia, Mississippi
Rainy and beautiful...

We were fortunate to have a rainy day in the Perrified Forest, which made Blue Mesa even more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken M
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15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have a rainy day in the Perrified Forest, which made Blue Mesa even more striking and beautiful. Dont miss it.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of views of the area... There are soo many of them... Each one has its own color, shape, feeling... Find which one is for you ;-)

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Jdehart
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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

Thank PamRoad
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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.

Thank Joris L
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I definitely suggest at least a quick stop at this viewpoint. You feel like you're on another planet.

Thank V G
Reviewed July 23, 2018

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

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Our biggest surprise when driving around Arizona was this gem of a park and all of the stops along it. Walking around Blue Mesa was like in a dream. Would love to go back.

Thank susanned
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
There are several points of interest to stop and enjoy and all have short , mostly paved, easy walk paths.