Petrified Forest National Park - Attractions -

  Giant Logs Trail. An easy 0.4 mile paved trail located behind the Rainbow Forest Museum that passes by numerous petrified logs, including the park's largest, nicknamed Old Faithful.
  Long Logs Trail. An easy 0.6 mile loop trail that is located 0.5 miles from the Rainbow Forest Museum. This trail passes through the park's largest concentration of petrified wood.
  Agate House. Accessible via a 0.5 mile spur (one-way) off of the Long Logs Trail, this trail leads to an rebuilt pueblo that was constructed out of petrified wood.
  Crystal Forest Trail. Located a few miles north of the Rainbow Forest area, the Crystal Forest is accessible via an 0.8 mile paved loop trail that winds among some particularly colorful petrified logs.
  Jasper Forest. A roadside turnout overlooks hundreds of logs that have been deposited amongst badlands through the erosion of the surrounding rocky bluffs.
  Agate Bridge. This bridge was created as softer rocks eroded around a large petrified log, leaving a lengthy bridge between bluffs. Sadly the early park service built several stone supports to keep the bridge from collapsing, greatly diminishing the beauty of this natural wonder.
  Blue Mesa. A one mile loop trail leads into the Blue Mesa area, one of the most colorful landscapes of the park. Minerals in the soil have stained the surrounding bluffs with exquisite colors, while petrified logs have been deposited throughout the area as the bluffs have eroded.
  Newspaper Rock. A roadside overlook leads to an area in which hundreds petroglyphs have been etched into the rock.
  Puerco Pueblo. A short trail leads around an 800 year old pueblo that once contained 100 rooms and housed as many as 1200 people.
  Kachina Point / Painted Desert Inn. The Painted Desert Inn is a historic building that offers tremendous views and murals by noted Hopi artist Fred Kabotie. The end point of the one mile rim trail is here.
  Tawa Point. Another painted desert overlook, and the starting point of the Rim Trail.

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