Kachina Point Petrified Forest National Park

Kachina Point  Petrified Forest National Park 

Two miles into the park you come to Kachina Point, an overlook in front of The Painted Desert Inn.  Kachina (Kah-chee-nah) is the representation of the Hopi deified ancestral spirits.  This is the location of the northern Wilderness Area access trail.  The badlands (a spectacular, highly eroded landscape) stretch miles before you encompassing 43,020 acres.  Established in 1970 this was one of the first wilderness areas in the National Park Service.

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