Painted Desert- Petrified Forest

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The expansive pink hues of the panorama of The Painted Desert is truly a sight that leaves an indelible impression.

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Painted Desert Inn

Painted Desert Inn

The Painted Desert Inn, https://www.nps.gov/pefo/learn/historyculture/pdi.htm  closed to patrons in 1963.  It reopened to the public as a historic museum in 2006.  It now holds displays about Route 66 and the Civilian Conservation Corps and shows Kabotie’s restored murals.

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The Petrified Forest, https://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm, adjacent local to The Painted Desert,  made it possible to visit two national parks on the same day.

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