Route 66 Road Trip: Here's What You Need To See the Petrified Forest National Park Hear near Holbrook, AZ., there are hiking trails for every level of experience across 50,260 acres of the park’s boundary, including many that can be done in a day or less. The desert climate is a perfect place to find dinosaur fossils, check out wood petrified in the Late Triassic period, some 225 million years ago, & make sure to top off your body fluid levels before embarking on this trip.
Route 66, see history of the American West to start in Chloride. A little ghost town a half-hour northwest of Kingman, visiting Chloride is like stepping into a time capsule of the Wild West. You can see old homes, storefronts and mines that were once alive with the daily hustle and bustle. You can stop for the night at Windy Point Campground in the Cerbat Mountains and wake up with a bird’s eye view of the valley. On a clear day, you can see beyond Arizona to Nevada, Utah and California.