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Blue Mesa
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
As i said above, it is absolutely the best thing in the park, gorgeous and otherworldly, as all badlands seem to be, its one of the best natural features one can see in their life by far and just well worth the wh...
It's quite different to walk among these mesas and different than walking among the petrified logs in the southern end of the park and also a very different landscape from the painted desert in the northern end of...
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Painted Desert
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
What a remarkable opportunity to see history and incredible views of nature, we drove thru here from the north entrance to the south and at every turn we where awe struck at something new and different the ever ch...
The fact you can drive through the park and see most of its beauty is great for people with mobility problems, yet active people can head out on hikes to see more of the picturesque scenery.
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Crystal Forest Loop
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
Whether you enter Petrified Forest National Park from the north or the south entrance, Crystal Forest Loop is worth the drive.
I think late-October and late-March are the best times to visit the twin national parks (Painted Desert and Petrified Forest).
Giant Logs Loop
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
This short trail, immediately out back of the Rainbow Forest Museum, gives immediate access with interpretation to magnificent specimens of petrified trees without requiring the longer walk of other park attractions.
After exploring the Visitor's Center and learning more about the unique geology of the park in the museum, we walked out back and took the giant logs loop.
Rainbow Forest
#5 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
Besides receiving the map of the park we bought a self touring CD guide which really enhanced the experience with its audio commentary as we drove along.
This is a great trip to teach your kids about geology and the effects of nature, time and weather.
Jasper Forest Overlook
#6 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
They loved the whole park and enthusiastically completed the Junior Ranger books.
See the beauty that nature has preserved for us to enjoy and marvel at.
Long Logs Loop
#7 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
This is the area with the best representation of large specimens of Petrified wood on the park.
This trail is one of the best ones in the park.
Devil's Playground
#8 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
Very beautiful place at park. Best at sunny day, a good photo opportunity.
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Black Forest
#9 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
Beautiful nature wanders, amazing energy of surrounding.
Painted Desert Rim Trail
#10 of 10 Nature & Parks in Petrified Forest National Park
To see Nature at her most raw and glorious, is truly humbling, and awe inspiring.
It’s a nice general overview trail hike which explores the beautiful park scenery.
Petrified Forest National Park Holbrook 18.4 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Holbrook
Stunning illustration of the magic of geological time scales – The Petrified Forest National Park provides an extensive array of opportunities to view the rugged beauty of petrified trees, numerous opportunities t...
Spent three separate days exploring the park; I recommend visiting in both the morning and late day to catch both sunrise and sunset photos as they strike the layered colors in the different rocks and hills.