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Address: 15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum (South Entrance), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

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Nice walk

One of the best places in the park. Very nice formations and logs and a wonderful trail. We did it in winter so it was very cool.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mexico City
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Mexico City
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best places in the park. Very nice formations and logs and a wonderful trail. We did it in winter so it was very cool.

1 Thank kartikmexico
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mesa is great especially near sunset or after a rain... So get off the truck racetrack and have a look.

Thank Don H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would've preferred to probably skip the agate house and do this hike instead, however we were limited on time while we were here. This was definitely one of the best views in the entire park. Really really beautiful colors, beautiful topography. Definitely one of the parts of the park that you absolutely cannot miss.

Thank Brenna R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are nice at the Blue Mesa and the trail goes down to the base so you can get close to the formations and petrified wood remains. It's a nice walk down into a loop then back up to the top.

1 Thank Phil M
Lewisburg, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, the beauty and vastness of all of it is hard to put into words. So many shapes, contours, vistas, etc... GO, Go see it!

Thank Steve P
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 3.5 mile loop road and stopped at most of the lookouts. The views of the blue cliffs are absolutely stunning. There is a steep one mile trail to the foot of the cliffs, but this senior citizen decided that it was just a little too steep for him so we settled for the views from the top.... More 

Thank mjc404
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many pullouts and viewpoints in Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, but Blue Mesa is the most enchanting of all the viewpoints, especially at magic hour. The evening light paints the desert a celestial blue and the stillness is magical.

Thank Sassamatt
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another colorful stop at Petrified - wasn't expecting to see so many colors here in the desert. There are different colors featured at different points in the park and the blue hues here are beautiful in the sun.

Thank Tom H
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and the Park Ranger was right. So sorry we didn't have the time to walk into the canyon but the views from the Mesa were beautiful with various shades of blues and purples in the rock formations.

Thank CilF2013
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stunning views, you can walk down in to the canyon and the view is even more spectacular. There's a bit of a climb back up though.

Thank Claire D

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