A Trip To The Painted Desert

PAINTED DESERT NATIONAL PARK

What is the Painted Desert? The Painted Desert is located near the Grand Canyon. It is about a 2.5 hour drive from your Red Sedona Vacation Rental. The painted desert is made up of layers upon layers of different colored rocks. Deposits of clay and sandstone, stacked in extravagant layers, forms the colorful background that you see.

It takes about 45 minutes to drive through the park. The park is open from 8am – 5pm. The best time of day to visit the Painted Desert is during sunset. Make sure to take your camera!