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Devil's Playground

Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Beautiful desert views.

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

Reviewed 29 October 2017
GAWanderer
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Southern USA
Best views of the Painted Desert

We stopped at Chinde Point for views out into the Devil's Playground. The colors are vivid here and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
capitollover
,
Austin, Texas
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Eroded area of the Painted Desert where colors are brilliant.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“entire park” (3 reviews)
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Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 29 October 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 16 October 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

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 21 June 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.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 20 May 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 7 February 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.

Thank dchemist
Reviewed 19 October 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 30 September 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 27 June 2016

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

Thank momof3bluegrass
Reviewed 4 April 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

Thank Johnplatinum
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

In order to do the devils playground hike, you'll need to get a permit from the visitors center. Only 3 permits are given a week. Finding the start of the hike was a little difficult. You're given a map from the park ranger at the...More

Thank anne n
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