petrified forest national park

Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park is located on I-40 about halfway between Albuquerque and Sedona, though a little closer to Sedona.  It is a good stop for breaking up the monotonous drive through miles of barren landscape and sometimes strong winds.  I had to drive my top heavy VANgo below the 75mph speed limit to keep from getting blown sideways.

Ten years ago, the Petrified Forest National Park was one of the last places I visited before ending my year long road trip in VANilla.  Now it is one of my firsts! In my previous visit, I wandered around the area called Crystal Forest in the southern section where I entered the park.  Thereafter, I made several stops at overlooks like most visitors were doing today.