Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the painted desert, millions of years ago this land was covered in a lush thick forest. Over 200 million years ago actually. Today, as the painted desert erodes, it exposes the fossilized artifacts of the ancient forest. It is the world’s largest concentration of petrified wood. 200 million […]

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The Painted Desert, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Monument, Arizona

The painted desert covers a huge expanse of Arizona from the Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest. It is vast landscape of rainbow coloured badland hills and buttes that resembles an abstract painting on earth’s canvas. Please click the images to view larger versions. This particular section of the painted desert is inside the bounds […]

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