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Painted Desert - House Rock Valley Road - Arizona
What to do if you have little time : the track is quite long, it takes time to go there
On House Rock Valley Road, there are still quite unknown places. This is the case of Painted Desert, not to be confused with its big brother Painted Desert next to Petrified Forest National Park and its little brother Little Painted Desert. As its name suggests, it is colored badlands: yellow, pink, purple, gray. The place is even more beautiful at sunset.
The hike, loop of 2,6 miles, is rather easy. Access to the hills is following the sandy washes. Then, it's free exploration: no path.
Access : between Page and Kanab, take the House Rock Valley Road for 12 miles and take the small track on the left. Park at GPS N36 ° 58 '11.2 "W112 ° 02' 04.1".
The accommodations, although abundant in Page, are however insufficient and very expensive. It becomes very difficult to find accommodation in Page. We strongly advise you to book in advance. Otherwise, you may not find accommodation or pay very expensive. We have tested :
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