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