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Just beautiful, could stay here forever. The gift shops at the Petrified Forest entrance near Holbrook are great. Best to drive thru Petrified Forest first and end with the Painted Desert.
Part of the petrified forest. Two parks in one. If coming from the west take the petrified forest exit, and drive up thru the park to the hwy. Get free petrified wood @ the entrance
Painted Desert is beautiful and incredibly peaceful. Worth the hike to spend the night and have the most tranquil morning and sunrise of your life. Truly feel like you're getting away from it all.
Gorgeous view... Don't take any rocks from there !!!