Explore a landscape where ancient trees have been turned to stone in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. But even beyond the world renowned petrified logs, Petrified Forest is a surprising place. Visitors can see so much just from the car and a few stops at overlooks, and can see even more by walking one of the short maintained trails or even hiking into the backcountry. There are fossils, badlands, buttes and mesas, ancient petroglyphs, wildlife and wildflowers, and vast vistas for more than a hundred miles. The Painted Desert is perfect for hiking, solitude, and quiet contemplation.