Petrified Forest to Grand Canyon Road Trip
Petrified Forest National Park is located in Northeastern Arizona off I-40 within the heart of the Painted Desert a few hours from the Grand Canyon, making it a great stop for a road trip. Holbrook is the closest town, while the nearest major cities are Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, NM. Although the main draw of Petrified Forest is its 200-million-year-old multi-hued petrified wood, there is also an abundance human history and other natural wonders within this desert landscape. Petrified Forest National Park sees an average of 600,000 visitors each year with many of those visitors arriving during the high summer tourist season in the US. If you're traveling to the Grand Canyon, including a visit to Petrified Forest is a great addition to your trip. Read the guide below to learn more.
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