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Address: 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
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(928) 524-6228
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.

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Spent a Sunday Morning driving through the Painted Desert and stopped at every opportunity to get out of the RV and breathe in the unspeakable beauty God created. Wish I had days... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CilF2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a Sunday Morning driving through the Painted Desert and stopped at every opportunity to get out of the RV and breathe in the unspeakable beauty God created. Wish I had days to spend there instead of just hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a somewhat hard time finding the entrance. Waze took us to the Apache station and we ended up entering through the south entrance (by the rainbow museum). It turned out working out perfectly for us. We were able to do all the activities and by the time we got to the North entrance the kids were hungry and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These two areas are amazing and, unlike many national parks, not crowded. 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. I'd suggest having your own food and water on hand as once... More 

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cambridgeshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Painted Desert looks like someone has taken the kids sand jar approach - which is amazing when you consider it's all just Mother Nature. The land is different colour stripes that could easily have been created with a child using coloured sand. Amazing scenery. It runs into the Petrified Forest, again rather than just seeing it as lumps of... More 

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quite simply the most incredible place I have ever laid eyes on! The roc formations and colours are amazing. We were driving Route 66 but took this small detour to see this amazing place. The weather came to us as we were there and the petrified wood only ads to the amazing colours and landscapes.

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1 Thank mjfoodlover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The colors of this part of the park is amazing. Pictures don't justify it. Make sure you check out the painted desert inn. It has a lot of history and the style of the inn is very interesting.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It shows in stunning colors the layers of the earth and is so amazing. It keeps you mesmerized and is even better if you catch a sunrise or sunset.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage daughter and I did the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert tour on a recent trip. One park runes into the other. Plan your visit as to whether you enter the parks from the north or the south. It will make a difference for you plans after your visit to the parks. There is so much beauty and history here. We... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well....I was able to visit the park again. My husband and I were able to hike most trails. It rained but still fun. It is an unbelievable place and you get to see the desert, petrified trees and in the museum some of the dinosaur bones found in the park. The history is amazing.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, the views are so beautiful. Lots of pull-offs so you can get some gorgeous photos. If you can walk, there is an area where you can walk down in to the canyon for even more impressive sights.

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