Scenic USA - Arizona
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Rob Jones
Petrified Forest Trip Report
Arizona's petrified forest dates back 225 million years, to an age when dinosaurs ruled the land. The climate was much different then, and the area was covered with lakes, swamps and streams. What has made this land unique today, is its large collection of petrified pine trees, some as long as 200 feet. The ancient trees have been well preserved by a natural process. The crystallized fallen forest has littered the rolling hills of the Petrified Forest National Park.
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