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

This landscape is beautiful and unique. Certainly well worth the trip to Northern Arizona. The weather in October can be chilly but just be prepared.

Thank mickey448
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This park ranks as one of the best we have visited and we have visited over 35. It is well laid out and absolutely beautiful. It is also one of the easiest parks to get to.

Thank chadz52
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited during a cold, windy and rainy day, so there were very few people around, and this added to the awesomeness of my visit. The views are incredible, it's not possible to describe them, and pictures barely rend the idea - you have to...More

Thank ANGELO V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just drove around and stopped at all the viewpoints. We picnicked at Blue Mesa (there is only one table and we were lucky to find it free). We also took a couple of the shorter trails. We loved it!

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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.

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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wfarmer001
11 August 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
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oak66632018
15 May 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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billy f
12 March 2018|
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Response from BBCard1 | Reviewed this property |
$20 entry fee per car.
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