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Amazing views, the highlight of my Petrified Forest visit

Wonderful stop on our trip through the petrified Forest. This overlook as a little covered beanch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jdehart
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Easy hike - so much beauty!

You can view the terrain from your car, but this hike is really special. It gives you a close up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PamRoad
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Texas
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15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful stop on our trip through the petrified Forest. This overlook as a little covered beanch at the beginning and a nice paved well marked trail that walks you through the breathing blue mesa peaks. It is steep at the begining then breaks off into...More

Thank Jdehart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can view the terrain from your car, but this hike is really special. It gives you a close up view of the beautiful formations that you just cannot see with a zoom camera. Arrive early to avoid the heat, bring plenty of water, good...More

Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Making the hike on the Blue Mesa trail was absolutely the best part of our visit to the Petrified Forest National park. The hike takes you through a trail that takes you around beautiful formations. The scenery is amazing.

Thank Joris L
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We only had a couple of hours to view the park, but if you have time it is well worth the visit. You can do a mile long hike to the bottom and back. The drive by tour is still rewarding if you don’t want...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I definitely suggest at least a quick stop at this viewpoint. You feel like you're on another planet.

Thank V G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The blue mesa was gorgeous - it has vibrant colors with the different layers of the earth and in certain places you see petrified logs. We drove around and went to the painted desert and my husband and i went back to the blue mesa...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Our biggest surprise when driving around Arizona was this gem of a park and all of the stops along it. Walking around Blue Mesa was like in a dream. Would love to go back.

Thank susanned
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a very beautiful part of the Painted Desert that you can choose to hike or view. The hike takes you through a trail that snakes around beautiful formations. If you just want to take a look, there is a nice view point along...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The Blue Mesa is beautiful. We didn’t have to hike. There are a few view points at Blue Mesa. The parking is adequate.

Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Walking the Blue Mesa trail was absolutely the best part of our visit to the Petrified Forest National park. My teenagers really enjoyed climbing the various hills at the bottom of the trail. This trail provided a nice opportunity for our group, ranging in age...More

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RHannibal
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
There are several points of interest to stop and enjoy and all have short , mostly paved, easy walk paths.
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