Jasper Forest Overlook, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • July 24, 2017
    If you are here to see the painted desert at Jasper Forest Overlook, then drive your car back towards the north entrance and enjoy the better views. Not to say that this isn't still gorgeous and worth...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    In my opinion to see all the wood you need to get very close to the edge. With little children in tow I think this would be dangerous. No barriers to stop advancement. Not sure if I felt this was wort...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    There is an extensive amount of petrified wood located at this overlook. It is a fairly rugged area and you have to stay on the paths, so you don't see the wood up close.  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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