Road Trip 2.0: Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Parks

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Petrified Forest National Park
Painted Desert & Petrified Forest. Wow.

The next day after Joshua Tree National Park we were in Arizona for the Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Parks. Such beautifully colored hills! Bright reds and blues and greys. All in one place! Also still 100+ degrees (Arizona, after all), but breathtakingly beautiful. Who knew such weird stuff was in one country?

Lots of driving, stopping, hopping out for a bit to take in the views.

Painted Desert National Park
Painted Desert National Park
Painted Desert National Park - toy effect (lensbaby)
Puerco Pueblo
Petroglyphs
Petrified Forest National Park
Desert Road
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Trees
There was also some petroglyphs and the Puerco Pueblo contained within the parks. And a petrified tree that fell and formed a bridge, supported by cement in the early 1900s to prevent collapse. It's interesting how much "preservation" has changed over the decades.

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