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Address: Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Eroded area of the Painted Desert where colors are brilliant.

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Great view

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
dchemist
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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338 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 my time there. There is very little information about this hike and I didn't even... More 

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Thank Judy M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3,091 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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.

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Thank Oldjack
Louisville, Kentucky
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243 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

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Hickory, North Carolina
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241 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 after you park car. Just go across the very large wash and near the dirt... More 

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Thank Johnplatinum
San Francisco, California
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 visitor center but we were still confused. You'll be parking your car at the top... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

This is worth the stop; take the camera. the wide open vistas with the amazing formations and colors are stunning.

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Thank Esty666
Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The experience was better than expected. The entire place is different and stunning, providing endless photographic opportunities. Definitely worth a stop.

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Thank ChristineNH
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Wonderful sight. A must see if your in the USA. The Devils elbow can only be taken in with your own eyes.

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Thank 1955weegie
Chesterfield, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

if you could catch this when it has the sun on it in the morning or evening it is very colorful, maybe if it had some moisture to highlight the colors. Even without those it is an extreme landscape, more rugged than the badlands on a smaller scale

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