Painted Desert, Arizona- One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Fire Wave - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (USA) - Photo Credit: Eddie Lluisma

Arizona's Painted Desert lives up to its name, but it's only one small part of an ochre stretch of the Southwest—one of our favorite drives in the entire country. On a cross-country trip, there's a leisurely way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's South Rim that passes by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, and (finally) the Painted Desert

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Highway 163 from Mexican Hat to Monument Valley, AZ/UT border I can't even tell you how many times I've seen this road

The Grand Falls In Arizona, often called Chocolate Falls, is a natural waterfall located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At 185 feet tall it is taller than Niagara Falls.

The Grand Falls In Arizona, often called Chocolate Falls, is a natural waterfall located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At 185 feet tall it is taller than Niagara Falls.

Painted Desert Arizona | None of these photos give the desert any justice there's nothing like it in this world...

Arizona's Painted Desert

Arizona’s Painted Desert is a stretch of barren badlands about 26 miles east of Holbrook on Interstate Barren and austere perhaps, but it’s panorama of rainbow colors will take your breath away.

Sunset drive through the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest with kids in Arizona

Sunset drive through the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest

Painted Desert and Petrified Forest is a blip on the map when it comes to Arizona's natural wonders but it is a must stop, especially at sunset for anyone looking for a sight that will make them say WOW.

The Amazing Coloured Petrified Forest  The Painted Desert in Arizona is home to the Petrified Forest National Park which draws more than 600,000 visitors each year.

Geologist's Rainbow Petrified wood in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona photo credit:© Frank Townsley.

Painted Desert, Arizona (USA). Gorgeous! In addition, I visited the Petrified Forest National Park, which was right next door. It contains the most petrified wood in one area in the world!

Painted desert, AZ, USA The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park.

Holiday Sale! Get ahead of the trend this fall with this one-of-a-kind handpainted jean jacket. Depicted is a beautiful desert night overlooking a highway

Chana with a string

Get ahead of the trend this fall with this one-of-a-kind handpainted jean jacket. Depicted is a beautiful desert night overlooking a highway

CARBOMASK HOLDINGS Carbomask 1.5oz Face Paint Desert Tan, EA

CARBOMASK HOLDINGS Carbomask 1.5oz Face Paint Desert Tan, EA

Route 66 Driving Tour - Take a road trip through Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest.

Route 66 Painted Desert & Petrified Forest Driving Tour

Route 66 Driving Tour - Take a road trip through Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest.

Painted desert - you have to catch this desert at sunset for the colors.  Otherwise it looks like any other desert.

Rainbow Vista at Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada, USA Fire Wave Wonder by Brent McGuirt Photography

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