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Address: 15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum (South Entrance), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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There are not a lot of established trails in Petrified Forest National Park - this being one of the main ones, it is all paved. It takes away the naturalness of the area a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Warrenville, IL
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Warrenville, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are not a lot of established trails in Petrified Forest National Park - this being one of the main ones, it is all paved. It takes away the naturalness of the area a bit - that is the only reason I give the trail 4 instead of 5 stars. I did really like the hike. It is steep getting... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This offers some spectacular panoramas of the Painted Desert. Don't miss this. There is a trail that you can walk as well, but due to the cold and wind we chose to forgo the experience in favour of the warm car.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I literally gasped when we saw the Badlands, what a magical site, every step is worth a photo, we felt we were in the moon, so unique and extraordinary. DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's a 3.5 mile drive on a paved road off the main trail, & it's a must see. The rock formations & colors are otherworldly. Lots of photo opportunities.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You can drive a loop here,but trust me when I say you cannot appreciate this beautiful place unless you submerse yourself in it. It was by far the highlight of our visit.

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

...sorry! Not wishing to trivialise a stunning sight in the Petrified Forest, I must quickly add this is one of several amazing places within the Painted Desert/PF nat park. One ticket - 2 parks in 1 - with miles of scenic driving!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Best stop of the Petrified Forest National Park for sure! It is beautiful, huge and the hike is amazing!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This not the best part of the Petririf Forest but has some interesting scenery and views. and is quite different to most of the park.Well worth a visit.

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Cobden, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

While touring the petrified forest area I went on this short hike and enjoyed the information and views it provided. While not as great as some of the other stuff around it was still neat to see.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly, when planning our trip to Petrified Forest I somehow missed this stop. Luckily we saw it on the park map and decided to stop. I suggest hitting this spot on the latter part of the day because you drive on the West side of the rocks thus the sun is shining on the side you get to see instead... More 

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