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Rainbow Forest

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Did Not Disappoint...no matter your age!

Whether age 12 or 66 this location is a must see destination. The entire park is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HaveNotSeenItAll
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Colorado
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Petrified trees all over the place.

I enjoyed the walk along the trail. Everywhere I looked there were trees scattered across my view... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
thomasnodoubt
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Phoenix, Arizona
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petrified wood” (67 reviews)
“visitor center” (21 reviews)
“national park” (24 reviews)
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Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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"painted desert"
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"fallen trees"
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"hiking trails"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether age 12 or 66 this location is a must see destination. The entire park is fascinating, magical, and incredible. You simply must visit the Petrified Forest at least once in your life!

1  Thank HaveNotSeenItAll
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I enjoyed the walk along the trail. Everywhere I looked there were trees scattered across my view. So many different cloros.

1  Thank thomasnodoubt
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Most of the largest collections of petrified wood is located at the Rainbow Forest and Crystal Forest Loop. These are in the more southern parts of the park. I recommend beginning your tour here. The Rainbow Forest shows many logs with an overall reddish color...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This particular attraction is well named. You will find a variety of logs in a wide range of colors. Photography opportunities abound. If you like macro or texture photography, plan to spend some time here.

Thank Brandy B
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

You must stop at the visitor’s center and heard all about the process that petrified the trees into amazing gem stones. They have have beautiful pieces of rock for sale too.

Thank Sandantics
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We did a short walking tour behind the visitor centre to see the amazing petrified logs. Also looked around the visitor centre and watched an introductory film of the park and the ongoing work being done there. We then drove Route 66 through the park...More

Thank MindVisions
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

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 of millions of years ago in the same area of...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

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 building.

Thank SpiritsOpinion
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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, you may not be able to walk...More

1  Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 4 October 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 1/2 dozen stops to take...More

1  Thank 1986twm
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RootBeerFan
6 July 2017|
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Response from SmallGirlInABigWorld | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2 hours. We stayed on the roads rather than doing any trails, but took several turn offs. I agree about the binoculars (or a good telephoto lens). We couldn't really make out the petroglyphs with my moderate... More
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9 August 2016|
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Response from Sandantics | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! We bought a small case of little pieces for $4.99 but there were bigger beautiful pieces that can get quite costly. My favorites were the thin slices that show all the different layers and colors. Some were... More
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