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Rainbow Forest

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
+1 928-524-3138
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End of the trail or beginning

Depending on which way you enter the park this is the start or the end. If you enter the park off... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mnako
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Neat place

This is a great place to stop if you're coming to Phoenix from the east. Amazing to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
A and M
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Wisconsin
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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” (69 reviews)
“national park” (24 reviews)
“painted desert” (41 reviews)
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Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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+1 928-524-3138
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"petrified wood"
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"national park"
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"painted desert"
in 41 reviews
"south entrance"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"newspaper rock"
in 14 reviews
"old faithful"
in 6 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 10 reviews
"fallen trees"
in 4 reviews
"trail guide"
in 3 reviews
"mile drive"
in 8 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 5 reviews
"agate bridge"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"easy access"
in 4 reviews
"two hours"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Depending on which way you enter the park this is the start or the end. If you enter the park off I-40 this will be at the end. Great collection of petrified trees with easy paved trails to walk. They have a gift shop with...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a great place to stop if you're coming to Phoenix from the east. Amazing to see the petrified trees, as well as the painted desert.

Thank A and M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Part of the tour of the Petrified forest! I am so impressed with the abundance of the nature here. The amazing part is the logs have been maintained in its originally found form for 100s of years that is impressive. This is a great trip...More

Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I knew of the petrified forest before we went, however the Rainbow Forest houses a small museum of Triassic dinosaurs! As a dinosaur enthusiast, I was pleasantly surprised to find this small museum, complete with 'be a paleontologist' activity for small children, attached to the...More

Thank betta r
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is the best place to see large petrified wood in the park. A couple of easy walking trails leads to many many logs. Great place to take small children.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We stayed in Snowflake, AZ overnight as the trail head from the South is nearest. Stopped outside at the store and purhased a beautiful piece of howlite before entering the park and Rainbow Museum for information. Trails are easy to hike, but do bring water,...More

1  Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a place everyone must visit! It has so many scenes to see and around every corner a new vista and different formations.

Thank Prebenchr
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 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

1  Thank Rebby2k
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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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amfh
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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