Colorful Painted Desert, Arizona
The Painted Desert lies southeast of the Grand Canyon in the valleys and canyons along the Little Colorado River and to points just east of Holbrook.
It is a highly colored area of sand and rock erosion, where the stratified sections display many contrasting colors and hues.
Painted Desert Cutoff From Highway 66 to Painted Desert Inn and spectacular View Points
This ancient volcanic area is formed of decomposed lava arranged in vividly colored mounds and stratas by nature's paint brush.
Painted Desert in Northern Arizona. The unbelievable brilliance and variety of color found in this vast area of Arizona's desert are enjoyed by the thousands of folks traveling Highway 66 each day.