Stepping back in time, that’s what you do when you visit Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona. It’s one of the greatest places in the world to see fossils and geology that date from the Late Triassic. This is also a superbly photogenic place, as you will see in the dozen great Petrified Forest National Park photos in this post.
At the park, which is no bigger than 230 square miles and can easily be explored inside out in two days and one night, you can see the remnants of prehistoric forest, now in the form of petrified wood. The park also encompasses ruins of Native American settlements and historic artifacts. Additionally, it’s also the only one of the American national park that’s crossed by historic Route 66.
Plenty to discover in a relatively small park, in other words. What I loved most about it were the amazing landscapes. Home to places with names such as the Painted Desert, Tepees and Blue Mesa, you know you can expect some impressive sights. And man, they really are!
I tried to capture the sometimes otherworldly looking landscapes as well as I could. The weather was not always ideal—no sun most of the time—when I visited in early March, but the clouds in the sky did add a bit more drama to the Petrified Forest National Park photos below.
Enjoy! It’s a park that’s well-worth visiting as, hopefully, these photos will prove.
12 Fantastic Petrified Forest National Park Photos
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