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.
This is our oldest sons favorite hike. The marker here is not even close and the map that we got from the NPS had an incorrect waypoint as well. The bad directions and the setting of the sun made for an incredible family adventure. We'll try to return and get a proper recording on this one.