In July, 2012, Peter, Leif, and I, Bill Gatesman, drove more than 1,000 miles to explore some of the natural wonders in Arizona and one in Colorado. This is our travelogue.
The Petrified Forest National Park includes the Painted Desert. While the AAA guidebook advises that this is not much of a walking park and there are no pull-offs on the road to accommodate hikers, that did not stop us from parking at the side of the road to hike into the Painted desert.
Our next destination was Canyon de Chelly. That visit is documented at Part 2 of this Travelogue.