Petrified Forest National Park/Painted Desert Climber's Log

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Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - May 16, 2022 7:21 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2022

Loop  Sucess!

Amazing place, it puts everything in different perspective, we are on this planet for only fraction of second.


nader - Oct 3, 2021 5:10 pm

Petrified Forest

Spent a few hours here. Pre-digital camera age. Pictures still came out nice.

T. White

T. White - Nov 15, 2017 1:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Fragile beauty  Sucess!

Beautiful and quintessentially Southwestern, but the amount of petrified wood that's stolen out of the park every year is insane. I pity the future generations.


Deb - Aug 13, 2017 1:54 am

Quick Drive-thru  Sucess!

Drove through at sunset with kids while blasting Led Zeppelin; great memory!


dino61111 - Jan 21, 2017 8:07 pm

Rockhound pornography  Sucess!

Been here many times on the way to rock hunting elsewhere in the southern Utah, northern Arizona region. Good colorful wood can be found in the fields surrounding the Woodruff,Az. to Holbrook,Az. backroad. Actually heading to the area this March for my annual off-season rockhounding/desert mountain climbing trip.


lisae - May 10, 2016 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2016

Amazing  Sucess!

Spent the day here, hiking all of the loop trails, gawking and loving all of the petrified wood.


Lodewijk - Sep 3, 2014 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

Out of this world  Sucess!

I was really amazed by this place. I never saw Petrified Trees before and never even heard of their existence until the day I visited. The bright colours of the rock formations are awesome as well.


Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009

Lots of Drive Bys  Sucess!

on my way to and from CO/CA


telemarkdude - Nov 8, 2012 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2001

Beautiful  Sucess!

Was passing through the area and stopped off... very glad I did!!


lcarreau - Sep 29, 2011 12:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1990

Was an employee ..  Sucess!

Worked here for five weeks, and enjoyed hiking and bicycling
Park's roads/trails - I did see some deer and antelope after hours.


JohnMcPike - Jun 7, 2011 11:10 pm

did the drive through

taking pictures don't do it justice


LadyWawa - Jan 27, 2011 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Painted Loop  Sucess!

Made a wonderful 3 day loop throughout the Painted Desert- from the entrance where you drop down all the way out near Pilot Rock. It was wonderful. No trails, just wandering and climbing over everything. No wildlife whatsoever though. Highly recommended. Maybe my favorite trip of all time.

Remember to leave the park by 5pm or you're stuck there! Also, remember to bring every single drop of water that you plan on drinking while you're out there because you definitely will not find any.

If I could do it again, I would climb Pilot Rock before leaving and I'd spend way more time out there!

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