Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Last Updated: March 25th, 2019

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Rating: ★★★★☆(4/5) - Worth a Trip

Located along I-40 in Northern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park protects a unique part of the Colorado Plateau with hundreds of fossilized trees. It's definitely worth a stop for anyone driving by!

There are a limited number of developed trails in the park, but there are plenty of off-trail routes in the backcountry -- ask a ranger for more information. The Giant Logs Trail provides a guided introduction to the petrified forest with some of the largest specimens in the park. The Crystal Forest Loop circles a vast area of fossilized trees with interesting terrain.


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