Petrified Forest National Park and the adjoining Painted Desert in northeastern Arizona was one of my favorite stops of the summer. To me, Arizona has some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the U.S., and we had a perfect day to visit Petrified Forest National Park.
Welcome to Petrified Forest National Park
The colors are stunning
Hello from Arizona!
The views go on forever
Driving through the park
Time for a history lesson
There’s a reason they call it painted
Did I mention it was a perfect day? Look at that sky.
How many synonyms do you know for stunning?
We got out for a hike at Blue Mesa
This is where we started to see the petrified tree stumps scattered about.
Hiking Blue Mesa
This is what petrified wood looks like.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, this was a forest and a river.
Another petrified wood close-up
An extra pretty petrified stump- the wood turns to quartz.