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Painted Desert / Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park contains the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest which were once separate parks.
xNorth Park Entrance & Visitor Center
1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Take I-40 Exit 311. The entrance is just north of the freeway ... read more
xPainted Desert Park Trading Post Ruins
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
The Painted Desert Trading Post, also known as the Lion Farm, is long gone but the view remain as a reward for a short hike ... read more
xPainted Desert Inn
Petrified Forest Rd.
The Painted Desert Inn dates back to the early 1920s when Herbert David Lore built what his “Stone Tree House” ... read more
xPainted Desert
There are a ton of scenic view pullouts as you drive through the Painted Desert portion of the National Park. ... read more
Petrified Forest
Petrified wood is strewn about the landscape throughout the park. One of the more interesting spots in the Petrified Forest is the Puerco Pueblo... read more
xSouth Entrance & Visitor Center
US 180 at Petrified Forest Rd.
The south Park entrance is about 19 miles SE of Holbrook on U.S. Hwy 180. The Visitor Center is about 2 miles into the entrance ... read more

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