This isn't one of the best-known national parks in the United States, but without doubt, it's one of the best. Before we went, I had visited another park which contained petrified trees, but it didn't really impress me much. This park was entirely different, though. The tree trunks are fascinating, perfectly petrified, and you can also see colorful columns and ruins of little villages.
It is worth stopping at this point of the Petrified Forest National Park and taking a bit of time to admire the ruins of the Indian village. By following a short trail (300 meters), you can see rock paintings.
From this point you have a clear view of the Painted Desert in the northern part of the Petrified Forest National Park. There's a trail of almost 2 km and an old hotel that functions as a museum (it was closed when I arrived).