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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.

Nice walk for all skill levels. Lots of petrified wood

Wonderful hike! So worth it, you must go around it to see the petroglyphs.

The hike was super beautiful and peaceful. Easy trail as well, the Agate house honestly was not as cool as what I expected being that it is a reconstructed version to show you what it originally was. But still definitely a must see if you visit the park!

We decided to make our own adventure and climbed down the bluff and explored the beautiful gems God has created!

hiking
22 days ago

So beautiful, simple paved trail into an awesome memorable experience!

scenic driving
22 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous!! So many things to see and so breath taking!

hiking
22 days ago

Very easy but interesting, just likt the giant losg trail near the visitor center.

hiking
22 days ago

Near the visitor center. You can see many petrified woods here.

There are only three permits every week but we got it! The scenery of badland is amazing, but I don't recommend you to go there alone, as you will not meet other persons in this area except a devil~

hiking
22 days ago

My favorite trail in petrified forest NP. The view is really like in another planet. It make me remember the movie of Interstellar.

1 month ago

Amazingly beautiful I didn’t think the colors would be so vivid

scenic driving
1 month ago

Our group enjoyed this park a lot! Along the scenic drives there are many opportunities to hike around some and get close to the petrified wood.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a pretty and easy hike, but there was not much petrified wood here. Other areas of the park have much more.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, well maintained (paved) trail. Great views all around. Take a bit of water in the summer even though it’s just a mile.

Very beautiful- quiet, secluded. Really enjoyed this quick little hike.

This is the best hiking trail in the whole park.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked the trail with my wife and my Daughter with her dog Chester. The trail was very easy except when we went straight up the mountain only to come back down. The petrified trees were cool to see and lots of them. The frost coolest thing about the hike is doing it with family the second was the mountain. You will need this app or a map and compass because the trail is not marked and you need to follow a track or wing it. We followed the track in this app and did not find the bridge.

Beautiful walk through the badlands. The path is paved and in good condition. When I went it was busy, but everyone was spread out.

Amazing. This was my “ahh” moment in the park.

Walking through the Blue Mesas, I felt like I was on another planet! So beautiful! On the trail, it was my husband, our 2.5 year old son, and me. Our son is pretty good with hiking, but the ledges at the beginning of the trail made me too nervous to let him walk on his own (he's a runner). So I wore him in a hiking backpack. The steep decline at the beginning was a little challenging, but nothing too bad. Plus, we got some great views from there. Once down in the valley, the trail was relatively flat. I was a bit nervous about hiking back up at the end, but there was a bench about halfway up where we took a quick break and even watched a train go by in the distance.

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