I’ve heard people say that if you’re going to the Grand Canyon, you don’t need to waste your time going to the Painted Desert. I disagree. The Painted Desert is beautiful in a much more approachable way to me. This may sound blasphemous, but the Grand Canyon was almost too much to take in. I took a million pictures there, but I don’t know why. In the end, they all look the same and I couldn’t tell you where any of them were taken. It was one incredible view after another.
So I thought I’d give you a sample of each natural wonder here. See if you can tell which are the Grand Canyon and which are the Painted Desert.
They’re all incredible, aren’t they? Only the bottom right is from the Grand Canyon. The rest are from the Painted Desert & Petrified Forest. The one to the left of the Grand Canyon is a huge scattering of petrified wood.
So don’t let anyone tell you to skip these marvelous sights. They are well worth the trip.
What incredible sights might you have missed if you listened to people who said they were a waste of time?