Agate Bridge, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • October 4, 2017
    A giant petrified log spanning a desert wash, this is just a short walk from the parking lot, and is worth seeing. It is amazing that this was once a lush forest.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The Agate bridge is essentially a petrified log that might have served as a bridge. Currently, as you can see in several of the pictures, the log is supported by a concrete emplacement to ensure it do...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This a a must see stop in The Petrified Forest National Park. It is like this log is actually frozen in place.  more »
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  • November 3, 2016
    The Agate Bridge is a petrified log that had the earth washed out from underneath it. The log began to break down so a concrete support has been placed underneath, taking away some of the majesty of the original site. If coming in from the north entrance, this will be the first close-up view of the petrified wood that is found all across the southern end of the park. A paved 150' (45 m) walkway leads to the overlook for the bridge. There is a restroom at this site but no water. An interpretive sign provides more information about the Agate Bridge. The parking lot has spaces for buses and RVs.
  • March 10, 2017
    I was here in 1991 glad to see it is still there. Pretty neat thing to see.
  • March 22, 2017
    Beautiful scene to see a huge petrified wood laid down as a bridge.
  • September 15, 2016
    They had to put some cement in so that it wouldn't fall, kind of lame honestly
  • January 4, 2016
    This site is great but I wish the fossilized tree was left alone rather than being supported by the concrete...

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Where to stay in Petrified Forest National Park

Since most visitors drive through Petrified Forest National Park, you won't find any developed accommodations inside the park. If you're not prepared to camp in the backcountry, pitch a tent at one of the campgrounds near the highway or bunk down in one of the travelers' motels in Holbrook, which lies about 32 km (20 mi) west of the park.
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