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Painted Desert Rim Trail [CLOSED] 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.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Closed

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As of April 16, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

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Reviews (117)
Photos (86)
Recordings (88)
Completed (332)
Stacy Thomas
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Hiking

Beautiful trail!

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Jessica Witrago
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Hiking

I'd definitely go back to explore more.

Stanna Dawson
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Hiking

We walked this trail a few years ago. Very pretty.

Megan Balder
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HikingNo shade
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Paul Larson
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Hiking

Nice easy hike. Great views of the painted desert. Next time we will extend the hike some by taking the route from the painted desert inn down into the valley.

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Hiking

Nice enough little trail. Lots of shoe prints, but no other people on it this morning.

Chris Denby
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Hiking

we did this trail earlier in the summer, was pretty hot, but we were passing thru on route 66 and couldnt not stop, and the views here were worth it, this is a pretty easy stroll, you wont see the petrified forest on this trail, but would recommend doing if youre here.

Chris Raczynski
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HikingNo shade
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Merry Gordon
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Hiking

Easy trail. Would have rated it higher for the views (come during monsoon season if you want to be impressed with the play of colors), but lower because there was no real challenge. Still lovely.

Natalie Hamren
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Great views, quick trail. Little shade, so bring water and sunscreen.

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Alexis Kubic
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Hiking

Really easy quick trail - make sure you walk to Kachina Point !

HyunWoo Kim
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Hiking

It is easy, And You can learn about information, history of this area.

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David Murphy
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Hiking

This is an interesting and educational hike if you have never seen the Petrified Forest before. You might only be disappointed if you are hoping to see a forest, as all of trees have fallen! This is more of a "drive a while - get out and hike a while" hike. You can drive through the park and get out and hike a few feet or hike a mile or two at a time if you. All trails are either paved or clearly marked. Every geologist, history nut, or Arizona enthusiast should visit this park. Driving non-stop, through the park, takes 45 minutes. The average length of stay is 2 hours but you could stay all day and not get bored. Don't take any wood as souvenirs, though. It is against the law - plus, letters from those who did are posted in the visitor center with tales of all the bad luck they had afterward! Got to http://www.nps.gov/pefo/pphtml/activities.html for more info. The park is open year round except Christmas - December 25. Park hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours during the summer.

Debby S.
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Hiking

Make sure to climb down from the rim trail and experience the red badlands behind the inn. One of the quietest places I have ever been.

Jorge Fernandez
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Hiking

Great little trail... and nice, scenic drive to get there.

Stacy Cook
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Hiking

Nice lil trek. Super easy and the vastness of your view from horizon to horizon just really reminds you of how small we are on the planet. I liked the sound of only the wind in my ears.

Jenna Willingham
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Bring binoculars and linger awhile. It’s like looking into a time machine.

Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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HikingGreat!No shade
Sarah Pritchett
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Hiking

I led a group of Girl Scouts on this trail, starting at the Tawa Trail. It was great, just hot because of the lack of shade. Very easy, slight incline--just bring water!

Stacy Friedler
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Unexpected beauty. You cannot beat these views. Definitely worth your time.

Karthik Karanam
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Beautiful views

Laurah Brown
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Hiking

Very easy hike with some nice views of the area.

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Simple hike most anyone can do. Good views. Better hikes in the park. You really see it all from the car already.

Jeff Gifford
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Pretty area, a must area if you stop at the National Park, you can walk as far as you want, don't have to complete to get a good view of the area

Jeff Tomlin
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Hiking

Good trail, easy walk, lots of stuff to see

Jennifer Nelson
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Hiking

Nice short easy trail with great views! It's like being on another planet.

Heather Mina
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Hiking

Very similar to the landforms/ash mounds of the badlands, but nearly as many. These are MUCH more beautiful though with deep colors!

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