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Worth the side trip

Very interesting petrified tree with a large brace to support it. Wander down close to get the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James M
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Green Valley
On of many excellent places...

I will write reviews of multiple places that are within the Petrified Forest part of Painted Desert... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarcinDrP
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Warsaw, Poland
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10 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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All reviews petrified logs crystal forest forces of nature nice walk short walk nice trail million years wear a hat big trees easy walk paved path take photos great stop beautiful park south entrance painted desert beautiful colors
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting petrified tree with a large brace to support it. Wander down close to get the best view.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will write reviews of multiple places that are within the Petrified Forest part of Painted Desert National Monument. They are all fantastic... You should spend as much time as possible there and, if possible, see them ALL. This is exactly what we (my family...More

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, colorful petrified wood everywhere! We really liked this easy hike and took lots of gorgeous photos, even though it was completely cloudy. Checkout the gift shops too, beautiful pieces to see up close- buy from the one inside the park though- significantly better prices!

Thank mary s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a freat National Park. Definitely go! We took this hike. Cool things to see but being a hat and water... HOT.

Thank krg999
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The walk was easy and scenic - the petrified logs are everywhere. You feel as if you are walking in the past.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The kids loved this stop. It's funny that I had no idea even my older kids were expecting the trees to be standing upright. Thanks, Bugs Bunny lol

Thank V G
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This is a nice trail that takes you up close to numerous petrified logs. Spend at least 30 minutes here to see the variety of logs scattered along the trail. If you’re here in the summer, please make sure to bring water and sun protection...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The trail is paved and nice. The petrified logs look like Crystal. The parking is adequate and close to the logs.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for the heat and have plenty of water with you. If you are all about seeing the petrified wood, you’ll get a great selection and a chance to study it up close. This however is not the only place in the park to...More

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This was a bit of an impromptu visit. We were ahead of time for our day and it was right off the highway, so we had to stop. So glad we did. It's a beautiful drive with lots of scenic views. The logs are super...More

Thank Sara P
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