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Blue Mesa

15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
928-524-6228
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Stunning!

Blue Mesa lies on the road between the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, so if you drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike L
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Beautifuyl views, stunning scenery. The entire park is overwhelming. A must see. Go and go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
drgccgTx
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15,2 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Mesa lies on the road between the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, so if you drive between the two you can't miss it...and you don't want to! I have hiked all over the US and all I can say about Blue Mesa is...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifuyl views, stunning scenery. The entire park is overwhelming. A must see. Go and go again.....

Thank drgccgTx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You initially drive around, but can do a small 1 mile walk at the base of some of the mountains. Beautiful views...we came back here and watched the sunset. Beautiful !

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

An interesting walk to see different rock formations. A fairly easy walk with the hardest part being the final uphill section.

Thank 639marie
Reviewed 25 July 2017

As i said above, it is absolutely the best thing in the park, gorgeous and otherworldly, as all badlands seem to be, its one of the best natural features one can see in their life by far and just well worth the whole trail, seeing...More

Thank Coltcritic
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Gorgeous and beautiful don't really describe what you will see from your car or getting out for a picture- we did not do the walk at this spot -- about 1 1/2 mile due to the extreme heat-

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I was struck by the blue color in certain areas of the mesa. In some places it doesn't look blue at all and you drive a bit further and the blue is there and you can see the layers. In one section you can actually...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Blue Mesa shows off its beauty with a beautiful bluish purple hue. There is a 3 mile loop you can drive and a 1.5 mile loop you can walk.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Make sure you stop at the south visitor center FIRST. Go on the nature trail behind this visitor center and you will get to see petrified wood and enjoy the crystals in it. Then drive the Blue Mesa loop road. Make sure to stop on...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Incredible views, colorful, amazingly picturesque. Enjoy the beauty of nature, the peaceful environment. Simply enjoy the view and respect the site

Thank Pmsxm
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RHannibal
3 July 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
There are several points of interest to stop and enjoy and all have short , mostly paved, easy walk paths.
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