Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park

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Blue Mesa is located in Petrified Forest National Park. Add Blue Mesa to your Petrified Forest National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary builder app .
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  • So the painted desert portion of this park is very pretty, but personally, blue mesa and it's badlands are the star of the park right next to the petrified forest of course. Absolutely breath taking. ...  more »
  • You can take a breathtaking view from the top or hike the .08 mile that is a tarred loop path down to the base of these beauties. A section of the trail grade is 35%. The majority can make this hike.  more »
  • This is just one of many beautiful stops in Petrified Forest National Park. Be sure to see them all: each one offers a unique perspective.  more »

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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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