A view of the Painted Desert from the 28-mile Park Road, which connects the north and south entrances.
The restored Painted Desert Inn is foremost among the park's historic buildings - it contains a museum and bookstore.
The Blue Mesa Trail twists through a desolate landscape of striated formations and eerie badlands.
The Crystal Forest Trail is one of several through the park that pass beside ancients forests of petrified wood.
Wigwam Motel, a fixture on Route 66 in Holbrook, about 25 miles west of Petrified Forest National Park.
An abundance of ancient, crystallized logs and wood fragments give the Petrified Forest its name, but it’s a name that doesn’t tell the whole story. Click here for full story.