Rainbow Forest, Petrified Forest National Park

4.5
#2 of 12 in Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park
Forest Nature / Park
Rainbow Forest is located in Petrified Forest National Park. Add Rainbow Forest and other attractions to your Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary using our Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary planner.
map
Create an itinerary including Rainbow Forest
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
231 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    Petrified logs that looked like they had been perfectly cut. Not so! Worth a look, but for us, near the end of our journey, we expected a little more. We noted that in Holbrook there were places selli...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    This is one of the best areas of the park for really getting a good look at petrified Logs. there are some really large ones here, a few look like they just fell.  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Seemed all of the views in the Petrified forest were the same. Petrified logs. I'm glad I stopped and spent time absorbing them but they were all similar. An amazing area for sure.  more »

Plan your trip to Petrified Forest National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Petrified Forest National Park by other users

19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Seattle & Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Sedona & Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Petrified Forest National Park BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans