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  • Address: USA
  • Hours: Open year round. Hours vary depending on season.
  • Admission: $10 per vehicle or $5 per person for a seven day pass

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Painted Desert & Petrified Forest

If you want to see some of the coolest sites that nature has to offer, than few destinations are better than Arizona's own Petrified Forest National Park. The park is divided into two areas along a north-south corridor. 

The northern half of the park is home to the famous Painted Desert, a 146-square-mile (235-square-meter) area of badlands. Composed of stratified layers of easily erodible siltstone, mudstone, and shale, these desert stones gain their varied pigmentation from the iron and magnesium compounds found within the rock layers. The site makes for an absolutely breathtaking expanse of colorful desert landscape.

The southern half of the park is home to some of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The major concentrations have been given various forest names such as "Black Forest," "Rainbow Forest," and "Crystal Forest." No matter which sites you go see, the park is full of unbelievable natural wonders that are sure to astound you with their scenic beauty.

Practical Info

The Petrified Forest National Park is located about 2 hours east of Flagstaff.

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Full Day: Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, null
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Full Day: Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Flagstaff

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This is truly the most complete Grand Canyon day trip available anywhere! In addition to magnificent Grand Canyon overlooks, you’ll view lava flow fields from ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.09
Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff

Come and see the amazing wonder of the world at sunset. Watch the colors and shadows change throughout the afternoon and then set the sky ablaze as the evening ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.03
Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour From Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour From Flagstaff

Explore Grand Canyon with an informative guide on this popular one day excursion. The tour includes a beautiful scenic drive and visit to the Navajo Indian ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.16
45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona, Grand Canyon National ... 
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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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Your tour beings at the Grand Canyon airport in Tusayan, Arizona. Fly over the ponderosa pines of Kaibab National Forest on a 45-minute helicopter excursion ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

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Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Helicopter Tours
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Monument Valley Tour from Flagstaff

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The iconic formations of Monument Valley have been featured in countless movies including John Wayne films, Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. This one day ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.61
Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix, Phoenix, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix

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Take a day trip from Phoenix to explore the legendary Grand Canyon by helicopter! Your guided tour will take you through the Red Rocks of Sedona and on a ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $399.99
Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane, Grand Canyon National Park, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane

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See some of the most striking scenery the Grand Canyon has to offer on this morning or afternoon fixed-wing airplane flight. Soar over the eastern part of the ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.99
Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie, Grand Canyon National Park, Air Tours
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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

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Departing from the South Rim, this scenic Jeep tour takes you through Grand Canyon National Park along East Rim Drive to show you the Grand Canyon’s most ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 2 or 3 hours

From USD $124.99
Monument Valley Tour, Sedona, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Monument Valley Tour

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The iconic formations of Monument Valley have been featured in countless movies including John Wayne films, Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. This one day ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.61
Monument Valley Day Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Monument Valley Day Tour from Flagstaff

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Travel to the picturesque Monument Valley Tribal Park. This is one of the most well known and photographed parks in the world. From the towering buttes to the ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.59

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