Crystal Forest Loop, Petrified Forest National Park

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Crystal Forest Loop is located in Petrified Forest National Park. To visit Crystal Forest Loop on your trip to Petrified Forest National Park, use our Petrified Forest National Park journey planning tool .
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  • Seeing any of the petrified wood at any of the stops is amazing. The diversity in colors and size of these beauties is amazing. I say try to stop and see them all. If not, Crystal Forest was our favor...  more »
  • On an easy loop of less than an hour, it's the opportunity to see an impressive concentration of petrified tree in varied colours, in sometimes improbable positions. Landscapes around add to the beauty of the place.
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  • I was just amazed at nature's beauty. You can walk along the paved trail or take a peek from the lookout area.  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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