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This desert is famous for its striking bands of colors.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
(928) 524-6228
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a little over three hours in the park which allowed plenty of time for us to complete a couples of short hikes and stop at most of the pull outs. The scenery is incredible. I recommend the Blue Mesa hike and the Giant...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Full of breathtaking views of the vast desert! Worth the drive to see! We came from the southern entrance of the park and loved every mile of it.

Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a small fee to enter (as there is with all National Parks) but it is well worth it. The road is a 28ish mile ride with pull ins around the road giving you spectacular views of some of the most colourful desert I...More

Thank toddlerpants
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drive through a wonderland of color. We were there on a cloudy, rainy day but it was still great. Good museums at both ends.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Painted Desert - and it rained most of the time! The most rain they have had in years! The views were still marvelous and the color enchanting... loved it.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are big fans of National Parks. We even have lived and worked in 3 of them. This is definitely a must stop. The colors are amazing especially if you are around sunrise and sunset. Be aware, they will kick people out around 6 PM....More

Thank Princeton1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in AZ since 1952 and this was my first visit although I have traveled to many other places in AZ. I was fascinated with the many colors and the vastness of this area. The colors continue into the Petrified Forest which I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a part of two parks: Painted Desert and Petrified Forest -- that you visit following one road. Painted Desert -- is unbelievable... but, please select a sunny day when you go there. If you go in a gray day, you will loose a...More

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a drive thru this beautiful National Park. It is well worth the drive. Absolutely breathtaking and I cannot believe we have not seen this National Park sooner.

Thank iz s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were absolutely breathtaking. Allow yourself a full 8 hours to really enjoy the surroundings. I forgot my compact flash for my digital camera so make sure you are prepared. There are a few selfie locations in the park. There is also a hotel. I...More

Thank Debbi H
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, you will not be able to remain in the park after closing. If you are overnighting at a hotel or motel somewhere in the area, you can watch the sunset over the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest from along Route... More
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
I drove from Oklahoma and stayed overnight in Texas, then continued my drive to Snowflake, AZ where I spent the night in order to get up early to see the petrified forest and painted desert. Continued to El Maipais National... More
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March 11, 2018|
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$20 entry fee per car.