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Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • An interesting walk to see different rock formations. A fairly easy walk with the hardest part being the final uphill section.  more »
  • Petrified wood is seen first with I-40 access points. I think 10-excellent views from the observation deck, enjoy going to trail and more. Good trekking shoes if trails are less inclined, you can protect the ankle.
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  • We saw so many people deprive themselves of down to the bottom of the "Blue Mesa"! A tip: take the time to do so, even if the heat can bother you but do not miss the opportunity to see this place magical, conducive to meditation and contemplation so nature is extraordinary!
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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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