National Parks

Village Of Rio Puerco, Petrified Forest

This is the Village of Rio Puerco, thought to have been settled by the Pueblo natives (Anasazi) from 1250 to 1380 A.D. It is believed that a series of droughts led them from scattered living to congregating in large pueblo communities, such as this. The Village is located near the banks of the Puerco River. …

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The Petrified Forest

At one point in Arizona’s history, these trees would have stood up to 200 feet tall! When they died, these trees would often be collected by rivers and moved great distances, eventually being jammed and buried. Ash from nearby volcanoes would, over time, find its way into the logs from the same rivers and dissolve, …

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