Petrified Forest National Park

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Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona.

Best location in the USA to see petrified wood, here found in a particularly beautiful range of bright colors. A scenic drive runs through the park, also passing a section of the Painted Desert, several trailheads and many overlooks.

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Most of the Petrified Forest National Park’s petrified wood comes from tall conifers. These ancient trees grew more than 200 million years ago along waterways, where periodic flooding uprooted trees.