Blue Mesa is a beautiful loop drive in the middle of Petrified Forest National Park. There are several viewpoints that let you look down into eroded canyons with walls of multicolored clay. The canyons are dotted with petrified logs being eroded out of the clay. A mile-long trail takes you down into one of the canyons for a closer look. There are more abundant logs further south in the park, but this is the best place to drive and hike through the striped badlands.