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We decided to do something a bit different in Petrified Forest National Park as we explored it. Geocaching. The rangers at Petrified Forest National Park set coordinates to specific treasures that you can find as you explore and learn the history at Petrified Forest National Park.
You can download the Geocaching App (“Geocaching”) on either IOS or Android Smart devices. Based on your location, the app will provide you with pinpoints on a map of what geocaches you can search for close by. Within the app, when you click on the geocache, people will often leave comments and there is a clue given as to the location. What I liked about the app is that it uses GPS and adjusts your distance to and from the location of the cache as you walkabout in search of it.
We had a blast at the Petrified Forest National Park doing this. We visited in Late October 2019 and stayed a couple of days boondocking at the gift shop on the south exit of Petrified Forest National Park. To get to this location, you can either drive from the north end park entrance and through the park, or take the county road south from the old Route 66 charming town of Holbrook about 18 miles. If you need gas, you will have to get it in Holbrook.
The entrance to Petrified Forest National Park is very unassuming (as is the whole park). We found out there is so much more to the park than Petrified Wood. Just like Badlands National Park and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Dakotas, there are actual badlands in Petrified Forest National Park. Who Knew?! We were so surprise when one of the caches lead us to one of the best views away from the rest of the visitors.
The inn was beautiful, but the iconic cache for me was the location of the old vintage vehicle at the intersection of route 66 and the park. Although the cache was lost, we had a fun time searching,
On the south side of the park, you will see the petrified wood, but DO NOT miss out on Blue Mesa. Blue Mesa is a vast overlook of the south side and some of the most stunning features of the park. Several trails lead out into northeast Arizona wilderness.
We ended up of the history museum on the south side of the park before calling it a day. We were fascinated by the history of the area, once being covered by lakes, glaciers, and deep forest!! So many fascinating dinosaur exhibits as well.
Petrified Forest National Park is very unassuming and could be overlooked if passing by. We found it to be quite the opposite once we ventured inside. Thanks for adventuring with us!
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