Getting our fix of red rock on the Courthouse Butte Loop in Sedona.
The holidays had passed and our first three day weekend of 2019 came around. We decided to spend an evening in a yurt at the Arizona Nortic Village in Flagstaff, AZ. Most likely due to the holiday there was only one evening available, so we packed the car and headed up Saturday afternoon for some snow play.
It had been a few years since I had been up to the Petrified Forest. In the past we have done overnight backpacking trips. This trip was focused more on the park I had not visited, primarily the Southern and Western ends. Before heading there I had come across a few blog post mentioning Devil's Playground. The focus of the trip was to try to source some of the few permits that are distributed weekly by the NPS. Along with that area I wanted to visit the easier to access points of interest throughout the Southern portion of the park. We used Holbrook as our launch pad for the few days of exploration we had planned.
Petrified Forest NPS