Rainbow Forest, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • Your tour should start at the visitors center, where you get a real comprehensive overview of how the whole are was formed. It is amazing when you realize that the entire park area originated hundreds...  more »
  • This is located at the south entrance. Make sure to go inside the center first so if you have any quest you can pick the employees brain. There are also artifacts including dinosaurs inside the buildi...  more »
  • There is a short (.4 mi.) paved trail through the fallen logs, but it is not wheelchair accessible. The path has about 100 steps, but no handrails, so if you use a cane or have trouble climbing stairs...  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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