Saturday, January 29, 2011

Painted Desert & Petrified Forest

We spent a day at the Painted desert & petrified forest. It was a nice park with a few hiking trails that are pretty easy. We camped for the night just outside of the Petrified Forest Park at a Rock, Gem & Mineral shop that has free camping. The staff was nice and the prices were good, plus clean restrooms! They also offer hook ups for $10 or free with purchase over $20. I found the spot at a great website: which is run by a really cool couple we met in Quartzesite.

Unfortunately this is all we saw of the Meteor Crater. The place charges $15 a person and we didn't really want to invest that much into it....

Petroglyphs near the Painted Desert

Painted Desert

Agate Bridge

Petrified Wood~ So pretty!

Route 66

Our free camp site


  1. You help to keep the dream alive for many of us. Your pictures a great.

  2. Very cool area. I visited this area when I was a kid back in the early 70s. The Rock, Gem & Mineral shop is probably the same one back then.