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Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park

Categories: Deserts, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
Like a striking canvas, the Painted Desert builds layer upon layer of color on hills made of siltstone, mudstone, and shale. The resulting view highlights the region's name, alternating oranges, white, reds, and pinks. This badlands area was formed of volcanic rock and limestone revealed by erosion over the years. Drive through the region along a paved road that stretches over plateaus on Navajo land with many lookout points. Put Painted Desert and other Petrified Forest National Park attractions into our Petrified Forest National Park tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Everyone makes such a fuss over the petrified forest but my pick is the painted desert. We were lucky to be there after a rain shower so it looked bright and even more colorful than on our last visit....  read more »
  • Beautiful view of the painted mountains. It is a must stop in the petrified forest national park for sure! 
  • When visiting Petrified Forest, you are there......Painted desert........a very beautiful area. Many people want to compare it to other National Parks.......this stands on its' has its' own ...  read more »
  • Amazing colors almost unbelievable like a movie setting. Most can be seen from car. Its great if you have limited time.
  • This is a beautiful country. I can't imagine going through life not experiencing any thing this world has to offer.
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