Arizona's Painted Desert lives up to its name, but it's only one small part of an ochre stretch of the Southwest—one of our favorite drives in the entire country. On a cross-country trip, there's a leisurely way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's South Rim that passes by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, and (finally) the Painted Desert

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Arizona's Painted Desert lives up to its name, but it's only one small part of an ochre stretch of the Southwest—one of our favorite drives in the entire country. On a cross-country trip, there's a leisurely way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's South Rim that passes by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, and (finally) the Painted Desert

Arizona - worked in Phoenix summer 2008 at TFA institute (Salt River, Petrified Forest, painted desert); Grand Canyon trip with students spring 2011

Arizona - worked in Phoenix summer 2008 at TFA institute (Salt River, Petrified Forest, painted desert); Grand Canyon trip with students spring 2011

Seven Things to Do in Petrified Forest National Park located in Arizona, Travel the park road to see sites including Historic Route 66, Desert Views, Blue Bentonite Mesas, petrified wood, petrified logs, petroglyphs and the Painted Desert Inn which is a N

Seven Things to Do in Petrified Forest National Park located in Arizona, Travel the park road to see sites including Historic Route 66, Desert Views, Blue Bentonite Mesas, petrified wood, petrified logs, petroglyphs and the Painted Desert Inn which is a N

Painted Desert Arizona. More beautiful in person. Lots of places to stop and see, and learn local history.. I love living here

Painted Desert Arizona. More beautiful in person. Lots of places to stop and see, and learn local history.. I love living here

Painted Desert Arizona | None of these photos give the desert any justice there's nothing like it in this world...

Arizona's Painted Desert

Painted Desert Arizona | None of these photos give the desert any justice there's nothing like it in this world...

The Painted Desert derives its name for the multitude of colors ranging from lavenders to shades of gray with vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. It is a long expanse of badland hills and buttes and although barren and austere, it is a beautiful landscape of a rainbow of colors.

The Painted Desert derives its name for the multitude of colors ranging from lavenders to shades of gray with vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. It is a long expanse of badland hills and buttes and although barren and austere, it is a beautiful landscape of a rainbow of colors.

The Grand Falls In Arizona, often called Chocolate Falls, is a natural waterfall located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At 185 feet tall it is taller than Niagara Falls.

The Grand Falls In Arizona, often called Chocolate Falls, is a natural waterfall located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reservation. At 185 feet tall it is taller than Niagara Falls.

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