Old-Fashioned Travel the New-Fashioned Way
Petrified Forest National Park in northern Arizona is a compact park that you could drive through, if you wanted to, in less than an hour. But with Just Ahead’s audio tour of the park loaded into your smartphone, you’ll want to spend at least half a day there, soaking in the beauty and fascinating stories of this small but amazing desert park.
It’s a perfect setting for the Just Ahead formula. Sights you’d otherwise whiz by suddenly spring to life when our narration points them out, explains what you’re seeing, and urges you to hop out of the car and have a closer look.
In the course of Just Ahead’s tour of Petrified Forest National Park, you’ll learn how trees become petrified, and where to see the most stunning examples of petrified wood. You’ll explore archeological treasures such as Agate House—a building nearly 1,000 years old made entirely of petrified wood. We’ll steer you to short hikes where you can see weird badlands and odd stone formations that look like giant teepees.
Geology comes to life as we tell you about the Painted Desert and the stunning rock layers on display in the park. Prehistory comes to life, too, as you learn about the world-class trove of fossils in the park. To wit: 20-foot-long land alligators with oversized heads and claws like knives!
Our tour of Petrified Forest is a perfect companion to our Grand Canyon tour. Where that tour leaves off in Flagstaff, this tour begins, following the course of historic Route 66 and stopping in at great roadside attractions such as Wigwam Village Motel, Jack Rabbit Trading Post, and Meteor Crater.
It’s old-fashioned travel done in Just Ahead’s new-fashioned way: with GPS-prompted narration informing and entertaining you as you enjoy a gorgeous slice of Arizona desert.