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Stunning Work of Natural Art

The views on the drive through are simply stunning. For nearly as far as the eye can see, nothing... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
VooDooSpiders
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Beautiful desert views.

The colors on the drive thru this section of Petrified Forest are amazing. The area is vast and... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
GAWanderer
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Southern USA
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12 Jun 2018
“Stunning Work of Natural Art”
29 Oct 2017
“Beautiful desert views.”
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Eroded area of the Painted Desert where colors are brilliant.
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Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

The views on the drive through are simply stunning. For nearly as far as the eye can see, nothing but beautifully layered colors across rolling mounds. Pictures don't do it justice. It's spectacular.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

The colors on the drive thru this section of Petrified Forest are amazing. The area is vast and the vivid colors change around every corner. This reminds me so much of the Badlands National Park in SD.

Thank GAWanderer
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We stopped at Chinde Point for views out into the Devil's Playground. The colors are vivid here and the strata of the terrain is easily visible to the naked eye. Plenty of photo ops, especially if it is sunny. Enjoy. It is easy to see...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

You won't need to spend much time looking, but the colors are pretty dramatic. Given the history of the entire location, we were amazed at how few "trees" there were here, but how rich the earth colors were.

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Just for views. Take your time and enjoy. Very beautiful place at park. Best at sunny day, a good photo opportunity.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed February 7, 2017

This visita is great. Take some time to just look. We were there on a cloudy day so the view changes as the sun comes and goes. Both are great.

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

You need a special permit to do this hike and they are limited to three a week. This intrigued me. It was a 2 hour hike and good exercise, but I could have done more hiking in the petrified forest and I wish I spent...More

1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed September 30, 2016

This area does require a permit to walk but the views are enough. Like the rest of the Petrified Forest park this has excellent views and scenery.. The entire park has improved over the years and is now a great esperience.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The entire park affords a quiet and secluded opportunity to enjoy nature in a most unusual way. Peaceful experience.

Thank momof3bluegrass
Reviewed April 4, 2016

They only give out 3 permits per week on a first come basis. Was very surprised permit was available on Easter weekend. Have to drive up interstate a few miles and drive on a dirt road. NPS directions were a little vague to find trailhead...More

2  Thank Johnplatinum
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