This loop is a great way to experience the unbelievable size and quantity of the trees that were growing in this area long, long ago. It is simply amazing that living things of this ancient past are still there for us to see and enjoy.
We entered feeling that the loop wasn't going to be too bad for a couple old gubs with sore legs, well we were wrong, It was a cool day, thank goodness, and we had plenty of water and a lot of time. but it was a hike with no shortcuts at all. We made it OK without incident but boy... 更多
Amazing to see colours made over time and the forces of nature. A short walk among the petrified tree forms. An excellent visitor centre, and across the parking lot, a Fred Harvey.
This is a nice paved hiking trail out among many pieces of petrified wood, with some big and colorful pieces. The trail meanders and has some up and downs, but nothing too difficult. There is no shade, so take some water and put on the sunscreen.
There are not a lot of established hikes in the park; that being said, this one is a must do. Even on a hot day, the hike is not extremely long and in a loop format. A lot of examples of petrified wood. The path is paved. On a Friday afternoon in December, there were maybe 10 other people on... 更多
I am not sure what I was expecting going to the Petrified Forest National Monument but I am glad I did. With the signs and the brochure explaining what you are seeing it is worth but without that like the original pioneers would have seen, it is just lumps or rather cylinders of rock on the bare gravel surface. Worth... 更多
What a great introduction to geology! My kids really enjoyed this park.Bring your camera, beautiful views. The museum provides key to understanding the park and all the things in it. My kids liked the scavenger hunt at the museum.
The Petrified Forest National Park has been a place I always wanted to go. The natural preservation of the trees is simply awesome!! I was short on time and visited the park over about 3 hours. I did not get to see everything!! I did take a walk on the Crystal Forest Loop. I believe this trail may have been... 更多