"Painted Desert" Arizona Things to Do Tip by morgandk

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The painted desert covers over 95,000 acres stretching from the petrified forest to the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona. It consists of a soft layer of earth comprised of mud, ash, and sandstone. There is a 10 mile road through the NPS park and a museum/giftshop at the entrance.

Directions: Driving from Phoenix you have several choices:
1) travel Interstates 17 North and 40 East, passing through Flagstaff (259 miles), or
2) travel Highways 87 North to Payson, 260 East to Heber, 377 North to Holbrook, and 180 South to the park (215 miles).

Website: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/

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  • Written Jan 28, 2008
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