Photo Courtesy of Lissa PoirotPetrified Forest National ParkPetrified Forest National ParkWe were driving to Las Vegas and decided to stop by and see the Petrified Forest.  One of the beClose up of rock surfaceExposed rocks originally deposited during the Late Triassic EpochExposed rock originally deposited during the Late Triassic EpochClose up of rock surfacePetrified Forest landscape

Families will love:

  • Vast desert mesa landscape and scenery
  • Native American culture
  • Once-in-a-lifetime family road trip

At some point in one's life, a road trip through the Great American West may be taken. Most often, families who are on a trek through Northern Arizona are there to explore its mesas, canyons and deserts, especially the Grand Canyon and neighboring National Parks in Utah. When it comes to planning a trip around the Grand Canyon, finding other interesting parks, monuments and ... more
At some point in one's life, a road trip through the Great American West may be taken. Most often, families who are on a trek through Northern Arizona are there to explore its mesas, canyons and deserts, especially the Grand Canyon and neighboring National Parks in Utah. When it comes to planning a trip around the Grand Canyon, finding other interesting parks, monuments and attractions is part of the adventure. Much of Northeastern Arizona, from the Four Corners of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, right up to the Grand Canyon is Navajo Nation: Land of the Navajo Native Americans. This land offers up some of the most unique landscape, from the Canyon de Chelly National Monument to the statuesque rock formations that make up Monument Valley, to a desert plain filled with fossilized trees and rock crystals in the Petrified Forest National Park. If your family is considering a drive that crosses through Navajo Nation, be sure to visit the attractions featured in this guide.

Note: As much of this area is desert land, it may take hours to drive between towns, and within those towns, there may be limited dining and accommodation options. Be sure to pack your car with snacks and activities to entertain the kids, and make the best of the overnights.

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