Petrified Forest National Park is a surprising area of scenic wonders and interesting science. It is comprised of two main areas. The southern portion of the park is home to one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, as well as natural log bridges and 225 million year old fossils.
The northern part of the park includes the Painted Desert, the name given the multi-colored badlands of the Chinle Formation. The Rainbow Forest Museum showcasing the park's petrified wood is near the southern entrance off Hwy 180. The visitor center is located at the north entrance off I-40.
Petrified Forest National Park is located off I-40 in northeastern Arizona, east of Holbrook. It is about 100 miles east of Flagstaff.
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