Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Painted Desert by using our Petrified Forest National Park online vacation planner.
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  • beautiful! go and witness absolute beauty, you wont regret it! there are plenty of pull offs and stops to get put of the car and see everything the painted desert has to offer. 
    beautiful! go and witness absolute beauty, you wont regret it! there are plenty of pull offs and stops to get put of the car and see everything the painted desert has to offer.  more »
  • There are several viewpoints at the northern end of the park that allow you to look down at the colorful Painted Desert, one of the most beautiful areas in the park. Be sure to stop and go into the... 
    There are several viewpoints at the northern end of the park that allow you to look down at the colorful Painted Desert, one of the most beautiful areas in the park. Be sure to stop and go into the...  more »
  • We spent about 2 hours here driving through Petrified Forest National Park and stopping at the overlooks and walking a few trails. This was a very enjoyable visit and we were so glad we chose to... 
    We spent about 2 hours here driving through Petrified Forest National Park and stopping at the overlooks and walking a few trails. This was a very enjoyable visit and we were so glad we chose to...  more »
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  • This is NOT the "Painted Desert" !! Search Petrified National Park, instead.
  • Great vacation. Why did I wait so long.
  • Suggest sunrise and sunsets here. BREATH TAKINGšŸ¤©
  • What a beautiful world we live in, well worth the visit.
  • Worth the stop. Great restaurant too!

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