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Petrified Forest National Park

Home to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest were once separate parks. The Painted Desert Trading Post is on the east side of the park.
Painted Desert Trading Post
Pinta Rd.
Dotch Windsor built the Painted Desert Trading Post in the early 1940's and operated it until 1956 ... read more
xPainted Desert
I-40 Exit 311
The east entrance to the park is located at I-40, exit 311. The original 66 ran straight through the park ... read more
Petrified Forest
I-40 Exit 311
The Rainbow Forest Museum and park visitor center are near the west entrance to the park from US 180 southeast of ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.