Petrified Forest, Arizona

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Michelle, Daniel, Hannah and I first visited the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in 2011. Last week was Richard’s first trip so I drove, allowing him to soak in all the sights. For those reading this who are fulltime RVers or just touring, it is possible and practical to pull a big rig through this national park. I did it with our 60′ rig AND took most of the scenic roads and outlooks. The roads and parking lots are designed to allow plenty of space to maneuver. It is a National Park that is not as busy as the Grand Canyon which I will talk about in a later post. The only road we did not take off was the Blue Forest which was described as steep in places so did not want to risk it but probably could of.

Kids had a blast.

This is Agate Bridge, a bridge made by a fallen petrified tree that has since been reinforced with concrete:

Newspaper Rock with all the petroglyphs on:

This is a BEAUTIFUL park, approximately 28 miles, with SO much to see and experience. It is easy to access from I40 and will bring you out south of Holbrook. You’ll want to head into Holbrook to get back on I40.

Take care,


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