March 5, 2009
This monster example of petrified wood sits off the Blue Mesa Trail and is surrounded by a soft mixture of silt, mud and volcanic ash left by millions of years of change at the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park
It is hard to imagine viewing something 225 million years old, but that is what you can do at the Petrified Forest National Park in northern Arizona, just east of Holbrook. Only two hours away from Payson, you can see one of the largest concentrations of colorful petrified wood and the multi-hued Painted Desert, along with some historic buildings and archaeological sites.