Painted Desert Rim Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chambers, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.1 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Petrified Forest National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45.

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Troy Lakey
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Jai Gandhi
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HikingGreat!

A nice hike to start off your time at the National Park. Beautiful views of the open space of the park.

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Aizelle Cabanilla
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Short and nice. Just a little walkway on the edge of the mountain with a view of the patterned domes.

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Dmitry Ornatsky
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Johan Botha
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Amazing natural colors

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Tubby Tortoise
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FatMan LittleTrail
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great views and an easy trail that all should be able to enjoy

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Ben Lipe
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Great views

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Brad Orego
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Shannon Griffin
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Connor Hickey
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Amazing

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N (All trails) Hosler (All trails)
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lots of kids and foot traffic, good view, don't know why the "trail" as listed here doesn't go up to the lookout at the urn around but it's worth checking out and you are 50 feet from it

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Jill Sunderland
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This trail wasn’t listed on All Trails, so I just selected one that was and recorded. This was a great trail, but hard to follow. We got a packet from the visitor center with direction because it is not listed online and it is not marked.

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Mikala Maiers
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Looks like you’re on a different planet, but not much of a hike. More like a smooth walk!

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Victoria Parga
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Jayant Srinivasan
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Kevin Sullivan
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I did this first on my visit to Petrified Forest National Park and kind of regret it. If you have plenty of time, or are a local, go for it. The trail is cool. But I would have rather started at the southern end of the scenic drive and tacked this on if I had time. It is definitely worth stopping at one or more of the overlooks in this area. But there's lots to do in this park, and I rank this trail lower than the reviews here generally do.

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Lauren Lucek
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Basic intro to the desert rim.

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Weiping Wang
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Jarrod Williams
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Very easy trail. Scenery doing the trail isn't much better than the ones you get from the road and scenic pull-outs though.

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Eyal Metzl Raz
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Glenn Scott
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Easy 1-mile walk (round trip)

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Ren Gaudet
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short trail with beautiful views

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Shelby Halligan
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Debbie Murnan
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Adam Hamblin
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Katie Duracky
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Beautiful

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Zachary Nixon
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Park was closed when I arrived on Black Friday at 8:00am. Waited from 7:45-8:15, nobody in sight. Ran a quick loop around the sign and into the access trail.

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