Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

More than 200 million years ago, even before dinosaurs were roaming in Arizona, some trees fell into a river and were swept away until they reached calm swamp waters. They sunk to the bottom only to surface back in the form of multi-colored rock. The park has only one road – 28 miles from south to north. The south of the park has a high concentration of petrified wood.

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Petrified log

Petrified log

So many colors

So many colors

The Painted Desert region on the north side has very distinct multicolored clay hills.

Painted Desert - Blue Mesa

Painted Desert – Blue Mesa

Painted Desert - Blue Mesa

Painted Desert – Blue Mesa

Painted Desert

Painted Desert

Rain is heaviest from July to September and we experienced some of it and rainbows, so many rainbows!

Rainbow after rain

Rainbow after rain

Painted Desert Inn

Painted Desert Inn

Painted Desert colors

Painted Desert colors

Painted Desert hills

Painted Desert hills

Orange desert rain

Orange desert rain

On the way to the park we had some yummy Indian fry bread – deep-fried carbs, can’t get better than that.

Indian Fry Bread truck stop on the way to Petrified Forest NP, AZ

Indian Fry Bread truck stop on the way to Petrified Forest NP, AZ

Indian Fry Bread truck stop on the way to Petrified Forest NP, AZ

Indian Fry Bread truck stop on the way to Petrified Forest NP, AZ

Another certification to look forward to :)

Another certification to look forward to :)

Wigwam motel near Petrified Forest NP

Wigwam motel near Petrified Forest NP

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