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Blue Mesa

15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
+1 928-524-6228
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Did not do the hike

We only had a couple of hours to view the park, but if you have time it is well worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin L
via mobile
So windy and serene

I definitely suggest at least a quick stop at this viewpoint. You feel like you're on another... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
V G
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“the loop” (14 reviews)
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15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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+1 928-524-6228
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"the loop"
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"petrified forest"
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"beautiful hills"
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"painted desert"
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"mile long hike"
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"interesting geology"
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"side road"
in 3 reviews
"rock formations"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
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"paved path"
in 2 reviews
"park ranger"
in 3 reviews
"every turn"
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"entire park"
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"take your time"
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"different colors"
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"badlands"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a couple of hours to view the park, but if you have time it is well worth the visit. You can do a mile long hike to the bottom and back. The drive by tour is still rewarding if you don’t want...More

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I definitely suggest at least a quick stop at this viewpoint. You feel like you're on another planet.

Thank V G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The blue mesa was gorgeous - it has vibrant colors with the different layers of the earth and in certain places you see petrified logs. We drove around and went to the painted desert and my husband and i went back to the blue mesa...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our biggest surprise when driving around Arizona was this gem of a park and all of the stops along it. Walking around Blue Mesa was like in a dream. Would love to go back.

Thank susanned
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful part of the Painted Desert that you can choose to hike or view. The hike takes you through a trail that snakes around beautiful formations. If you just want to take a look, there is a nice view point along...More

Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Mesa is beautiful. We didn’t have to hike. There are a few view points at Blue Mesa. The parking is adequate.

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Walking the Blue Mesa trail was absolutely the best part of our visit to the Petrified Forest National park. My teenagers really enjoyed climbing the various hills at the bottom of the trail. This trail provided a nice opportunity for our group, ranging in age...More

Thank 126PaulineC
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Such an easy place to get to. Right off I-40. The color was beautiful and picture just does not do it justice. Worth the stop to see. The walking trail is short.

Thank Mnako
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The drive through has amazing scenery. Kids loved watching for petrified logs on the sides of the road.

Thank Cynthia J
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Every time I visited Petrified Forest National Park, I always came to this trail for a walk. Only 0.9 miles but it has the best of the Painted Desert bluish color. A few spotted Petrified wood could be found along the way. Best of all,...More

Thank Zhi-Shao L
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RHannibal
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
There are several points of interest to stop and enjoy and all have short , mostly paved, easy walk paths.
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