Scenic USA - Arizona
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Rodney Walker
The Painted Desert stretches for 300 miles from Arizona's Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest at Holbrook. These
badlands are known for their brightly colored, banded rock sculptures. Sandstone and siltstone layers vary from a
light palette of white and pastel shades to dark bands of oxide reds, blues and violets. Although the Hopi and
Navajo lived along the Little Colorado River for at least the last thousand years, it was the Spanish explorers that named the area el Desierto Pinture.
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