Blue Mesa Trail

Paved Loop Through Ancient
Blue, Purple, and Green Deposits

Blue Mesa Trail is an interpretive trail in Mogollon Rim, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.

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Overview

This paved interpretive loop takes visitors into the Blue Mesa member of the Chinle rock formation, dated to be over 223 million years old. The Blue Mesa member is the distinctive blue, purple, and green layered mix of mud and sand stone deposits. 

Blue Mesa Trail
Blue Mesa Trail
Blue Mesa Trail
Blue Mesa Trail
Blue Mesa Trail
Blue Mesa Trail
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