Living Wonders, Frozen in Time
Just Ahead’s GPS-guided audio tour of Petrified Forest National Park is a narrated guide to a small gem of a park that displays astounding geological beauty and one of the world’s greatest concentrations of petrified wood. Our tour includes every mile of the main park road, as well as all of the park’s major side trips, trailheads, and scenic viewpoints. You simply turn on the app and drive. As you approach each sight, Just Ahead tells you all about it.
Sample a few of the hundreds of stories that play automatically as you drive to and through Petrified Forest National Park:
You’ll hear all about…
Rainbow Forest • Giant Logs Trail • The Flattops • Crystal Forest • Jasper Forest • Agate House • Agate Bridge • Blue Mesa • The Teepees • Puerco Pueblo • Newspaper Rock • Historic Route 66 • Painted Desert • Lacey Point • Pintado Point • Painted Desert Inn
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
It’s natural to be curious as you drive. Just Ahead anticipates and answers your questions:
How do trees become petrified? What’s the difference between a butte and a mesa? Why is the Painted Desert so colorful? Why is more petrified wood appearing all the time? Who carved the petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock? What happens on the summer solstice at Puerco Pueblo? Where can you legally buy petrified wood? How did the stone Teepees get their strange shape?
Both living and extinct, wild creatures are part of the show:
Pronghorn • Coyotes • Bobcats • Tarantulas • Metoposaurs, Rauisuchians, Aetosaurs, Coelophysis, and Other Prehistoric Charmers
GETTING THERE IS A HUGE PART OF THE FUN
Our tour extends west as far as Flagstaff, and much of the approach traces historic Route 66. We visit sights along the way such as:
Walnut Canyon National Monument • San Francisco Volcanic Field • Twin Arrows Trading Post • Old Route 66 • Meteor Crater • Winslow and the La Posada Hotel • Jack Rabbit Trading Post • Holbrook and the Wigwam Village Motel • Jim Gray’s Petrified Wood Shop
Our tour of Petrified Forest National Park and its surroundings is an excursion into the stunning geology and rich heritage of a gorgeous slice of Arizona—and there’s no need to take your eyes off the scenery to thumb through maps and guidebooks.
It’s like having a friendly park ranger along for the ride!