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.

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.

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

Arizona's Painted Desert

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

Eagles "Take it Easy" - Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see.

Winslow, Arizona

Eagles "Take it Easy" - Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see.

Grand Falls is a natural waterfall system located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reserv...

Grand Falls is a natural waterfall system located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Indian Reserv...

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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