Rainbow Forest, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • October 4, 2017
    Drove through park on way to Santa Fe from Phoenix. Took a little less than two hours. Started on North End and made it about 75% of the way to South End before turning around. No hiking but at least ...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    So hard to imagine just how this happened. Petrified trees everywhere. The colors of the trees are amazing  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Really enjoyed our visit to this portion of the park! We did not drive through the remainder of the park or the painted desert because of the time. They have nice exhibits in the visitors center and a...  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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