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Another Fantastic Stop in the Petrified Forest

All of the stops in the Petrified Forest are worth stopping. This one has incredible views and is... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Santa Ana, California

Who would believe there are a rainbow of colors in petrified wood. I was blow away. The pictures... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Placitas, New Mexico
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

All of the stops in the Petrified Forest are worth stopping. This one has incredible views and is very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Who would believe there are a rainbow of colors in petrified wood. I was blow away. The pictures & comments can’t touch being there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This stop is greatly worth your time. You cannot go wrong with any of the stops in PFNP. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center to get even more information on the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit, views are spectacular, there is a lot to be learned and discovered. The trails looked very difficult for an older person with disabilities.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The scenic drive through the Rainbow Forest contains large, colorful petrified wood over 200 million years old - large pieces of tree trunks, even whole trunks - scattered all over the ground with a backdrop of white, pink and red colored peaks and mesas. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I remembered this place a lot bigger. i was only 5 the last time, but it was a vivid memory of the rock trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Westea
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is beautiful and clean. The petrified logs at Rainbow Forest are at the back. The trail is short and well maintained. The parking is adequate. The gift shop is nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mnako
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank aandm3
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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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