Greetings from Petrified Forest National Park

I have loved the National Parks for about as long as I can remember. They protect some pretty awesome creations in nature, places where I’ve personally experienced freedom and peace. One of my favorites that I’ve seen is Petrified Forest, and I had the opportunity to see it after a snowfall one January. It’s a completely different place with snow, it has this stark beauty that was truly amazing!


Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest is best known for its ancient trees that have crystallized over 225 million years into rainbow colors. The park also features fossils from huge 18-foot crocodile-like creatures known as Phytosaurs, as well as remnants from 13,000 years of human history, including the remains of villages, tools, and grinding stones. A 28-mile road runs through the park, offering a number of short hiking trails into the diverse landscape of wild grasslands and Painted Desert vistas and colorful badlands.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1962

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