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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.

hiking
5 days ago

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.

on Onyx Bridge Trail

hiking
12 days ago

walking
12 days ago

on Blue Mesa Trail

hiking
12 days ago

walking
12 days ago

walking
12 days ago

15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Fun to locate using navigational skills as the trail runs out, stopped here for a bit on our way to the wilderness area for an overnight camp.

Beautiful history and scenery, boring & easy trail.

walking
20 days ago

Easy stroll on a paved trail, if you're more adventurous go out into the wilderness areas of the park. Much better.

scenic driving
2 months ago

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

walking
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months ago

Very beautiful Park, so many nice formations and colors

walking
3 months ago

A must. So unique and beautiful!