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.
The Painted Desert region on the north side has very distinct multicolored clay hills.
Rain is heaviest from July to September and we experienced some of it and rainbows, so many rainbows!
On the way to the park we had some yummy Indian fry bread – deep-fried carbs, can’t get better than that.