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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  • As magical view from above, since the small trail park offers! Many do not dare go down while the small hike is really not long... Feel free to use the trail, it's worth... The dunes show shades of blue/violet really incredible!
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  • Loved the area! The hike was only a mile but had one part when you had to go up hill. Not bad if you take your time. Wonderful sights! One of my two favorite places in this park!!!  more »
  • Maybe it was too sunny or something when we went, but it just didn't appear that blue to me. I would say it was average, but don't expect to be overwhelmed.  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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