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This portion of the Chinle Formation has a great concentration of 225-million-year-old petrified wood. The surrounding region, the Painted Desert, has eroded red-hued volcanic rock called bentonite. There are also dinosaur fossils and over 350 Native American sites.

scenic driving
1 month ago

As far as scenic drives go, this is a solid outing. Terrain is variable constantly and the painted deserts are gorgeous.

walking
1 month ago

Easy paved hike. Best examples of the trees that I saw in the south.

In respect to the actual trail, this is a good hike for people who don't hike.

In respect to the quality of the landscape, very high with amazing logs and stunning badlands. Absolutely worth pursuing.

walking
1 month ago

Definitely better trees to see in the park, but the info from the walking guide is a solid introduction to petrifaction and the history of the park.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Very beautiful Park, so many nice formations and colors

walking
2 months ago

A must. So unique and beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

It was cold and rainy during my visit, but that did not effect how incredibly beautiful and bizarre the petrified wood was.

Beautiful red sandstone features and desolate isolation leaves the entire wilderness to you most of the time during the hike. A must experience for the intrepid traveller.

Beautiful views

It is not a hard trail as mentioned here. I can say it is moderate. Amazing views of the Triassic landscape.

walking
5 months ago

Very simple and short trail to see lots of petrified logs.

This is a great for an exploration into the past. You can see lots of petrified trees and views of the painted desert.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike with some nice views of the area.

Simple hike most anyone can do. Good views. Better hikes in the park. You really see it all from the car already.