Petrified Forest

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Visitor Center

In addition to the many specimens outside the visitor center, there were a few very interesting exhibits inside.

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Crystal Forest

Once most of the chunks of petrified forest in the Crystal Forest were filled with beautiful natural crystals from the petrification process, but earlier visitors to the park stole most of theml before strict rules and oversight were instituted.

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Agate Bridge

The Agate Bridge is a petrified log beneath which rains and floods washed out the sand over a very long period of time to create a gully beneath it.

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Blue Mesa Overlook

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Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs were supposedly visible through binoculars set up at the viewing area.

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Puerco Pueblo

The Puerco Pueblo area was inhabited from about 1250 to 1380.

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