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

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Placitas, New Mexico
Worth the TIme!

This stop is greatly worth your time. You cannot go wrong with any of the stops in PFNP. Make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wasilla, Alaska
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An area in the south side of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 August 2010

The Painted Desert Wilderness area. I live near the Petrified Forest National Park and have made many visits. Interstate 40 actually passes through the Park and therefore ff you are traveling through on Interstate 40 you can easily jump off the interstate and right into...More

4  Thank IncurableAdventurers
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We visited Petrified Forest National Park in Mid-May. This is something you should do if you have never seen petrified wood before, otherwise it might not be worth the trip. You can do this park and the Painted Dessert in half a day. The down...More

4  Thank Bobo185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank RDWNG1
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.

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

1  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.

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.

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

1  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.

Thank A and M
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 176catherinef
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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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