The Petrified Forest National Park was one of the most unique parks we have visited so far. The scenery is nothing like we have ever seen before. The Painted Desert is just as its name suggests with various blues, greens, and purples painting the landscape.
We stayed at the Crystal Rock Gift Shop. Right behind the shop they allow campers to park for free. It’s basically a gravel lot, but you can’t argue with free. We really loved looking at the petrified wood while walking most of the paths through the park. We even spent some time on Historic Route 66.
The park is super dog friendly so we were able to enjoy it all together and take some really cute pictures.
I am so glad we stopped to check out this unique park and take just a glimpse into the Jurassic period, a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
On the way out we drove through Holbrook which is one of the towns, Radiator Springs (from the movie Cars), was based on. It did look strangely familiar as we drove through.
Just another awesome spot in Arizona! We can’t get enough of that state!
Lindsey, Gerrit, Oakley, and Ella