Giant Logs, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • Short little loop to walk in behind the Visitor's Center. There is a little pamphlet to take w. you and the different areas to see are numbered. It was drizzling while we were out there, so, the...  more »
  • Directly behind the visitor center at Rainbow Forest is a trail that loops you through some of the best and largest specimens of petrified wood in the park. If you have limited time to visit this is....  more »
  • Unknowingly stayed in park past closing time. Rather than being told this we were followed around by a ranger who yelled at us with a megaphone for a solid 45 minutes. It was creepy and he never said the park is closed until the very end, we only got the aggressive “stay on the trail”, “don’t touch that”, “hurry up”, without any provided context. We stopped twice to assure he was following us by getting out of the car and taking pictures, and only then were we instructed that the park was closed. It was my responsibility to be out of the park on time, but it was an honest mistake on my part that could have been handled better by the ranger staff(preferably with a quick face-to-face exchange instead of being stalked for nearly an hour without knowing the reason as to why). My experience was great otherwise.
  • Best look at logs, giant ones. Lots of other good viewing locations but this one is the one to see especially if time is a consideration. Nice museum and gift shop to start from with interesting exhibits and washrooms. Looks like they are making more of the trail wheelchair accessible. Nice stop!
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