Blue Mesa Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Blue Mesa Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holbrook, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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2 months ago

We took the Blue Mesa trail to where pieces of petrified wood form capstones (like balanced rocks) over eroded clay soils. The paved loop trail descends steeply to the floor beneath the blue, gray, and white-striped badlands - some of the prettiest land in the park. At the bottom, the hillsides streak and blend where the clay has washed into drainages. Pretty cool.

hiking
3 months ago

This was my favorite stop in the entire park. The blue mesas are out of this world. There is a steep climb down and I wouldn't recommend it for young children. Mesmerizing hike!

3 months ago

This trail was my favorite part of the Petrified Forrest. The trail from the parking area to the loop was somewhat steep but had great views. the loop itself was fairly flat.

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7 months ago

A must. So unique and beautiful!

8 months ago

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

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hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Great trail! There's a fairly steep but short incline/decline at the beginning but worth it. The colors are amazing!

hiking
Thursday, October 22, 2015

All paved. Steep incline at the beginning/end of the loop. Great views on the valley floor.