The Best Things to Do in Petrified Forest National Park

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Petrified Forest National Park

Deserts · Hiking Trails · Forests

Popular things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Hiking Trail
Blue Mesa
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Crystal Forest Trail
Duration: 2 hours
Painted Desert
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rainbow Forest
Duration: 2 hours
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood. Some of these fossils have formed pointy hills, such as The Teepees; others have created fields of sculptures, and still others┬áhave helped shape rugged badlands. The park is one of the smaller in the collection of national parks, so many visitors use the 45 km (28 mi) drive through it to admire the deep red hues of wood turned to stone. A series of short trails provide the chance to stretch legs with a quick hike or bike ride. Pronghorns and mule deer traipse through the park, and birders can spot raptors, songbirds, and ground birds. Find out how to plan United States trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Side trips from Petrified Forest National Park

Historic Site
Walpi Village Polacca
Duration: 1h 30 min
Experience Hopi Second Mesa
Duration: 2 hours

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